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A podcast about junior high ministry for youth workers! If you’re in Youth Ministry or Student Ministry (same thing) we hope you like Controlled Chaos Podcast!

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Topic for this episode: Transtions are EVERYWHERE!  How do we make the most of the transiton season where we welcome new students into the ministry and say goodbye to other students.  How to make the most of you relationship with Kids Ministry, how to set up High School and some thoughts on Parents, Student and Leaders during transtion.  Plus Leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston.

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman

Things mentioned in the episode:

Lead Small from Orange

Ashley Bohinc Middle School Strategy at Orange

Dr. Andrew Root Professor at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN

Fifteen Minutes with Frank- DYM Podcast Network

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge by Clay Scroggins

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

  

Controlled Chaos Community

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth  

Our Sponsors. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri (where Justin went to college)

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

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Topic: We talk about the transition Mark made from being a full time youth worker, his years primarily in Junior High ministry to being a volunteer for his local church to a young pastor (who he brags on as awesome). What are the things he needs from his junior high pastor, what he has learned in the transition, how he can think differently about our adult volunteers. JUNIOR HIGH PASTORS! If you have any volunteers that are older than you, or you want to develop your leadership with your recruit volunteers with more age and experience, you will WIN and help them WIN with this episode.

 

0:32 Introduction to Mark Oestreicher and topic on how to lead volunteers that are older than you

2:58 Marks resume of work he’s done in junior high ministry

4:14 Age gap between volunteers and pastor at Marks church

4:56 Mark explains the crazy games and events that he did when he was in junior high

6:28 Marks scariest moment in ministry with junior highers

8:46 Mark discusses his transition between paid position and volunteer

10:01 Understanding the sacrifice volunteers make

10:44 Mark’s small group articulates excellent question which God blesses

11:26 “It is really critical that we have junior highers verbalize what they believe.”

11:33 “The verbalization of belief is more important than the accuracy of the belief.”

12:10 Volunteers need to be treated as someone with a unique set of skills and abilities

13:00 Example of Marks context of volunteering

14:17 “Knows me more than what I can do for the ministry and helps me win.”

15:55  How to start engaging volunteers in what they are interested in

17:30 How the volunteer can contribute to the value of the ministry

18:39 Number one top priority of every junior high youth worker

19:25 “It will only succeed if you embrace a value of small, build systems in place and embrace values that have to do with getting adults who love Jesus and like junior highers into meaningful relationships with kids.”

20:10 Transition to building relationship with volunteers before kids

20:27 “You have model with your volunteers what you are hoping they will do with teenagers.”

21:09 Myth about college worker volunteers

21:34 Diversity of age and gender makes leadership well rounded

23:45 Book recommendations; reading fiction books sparks Mark’s creativity

25:38 Leadership tip from Mark

27:18  Mo’Couragement from Mark on intentionality

27:25 “Junior high ministry, I just am more convinced than ever is so critical and so close to the heart of God.”

27:40 “Our high school ministries are going to suck if we don’t have good junior high ministries.”

 

Whose on this episode? Mark Oestreicher, Justin Herman

Quotes I dig from this episode (all from Marko):

You have to model with your volunteers what you hope they do with teenagers.- Mark Oestreicher

Junior High ministry, I’m more convinced than ever is so critical and so close to the heart of God.- Mark Oestreicher

Our High School ministries are going to suck if we don’t have good junior high ministries.- Mark Oestreicher

 

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

The Youth Cartel

Youth Cartel Coaching Program

Middle School Ministry Campference

Book: Canoeing the Mountains By: Tod Bolsinger

Book: Youth Ministry 2027 By: Brock Morgan

Book: 4 Views on Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers By: Eric Woods, Gemma Dunning, Mark Oestreicher, Nick Elio, Shelley Donaldson

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnson

  

Controlled Chaos Community

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth  

Our Sponsors. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri (where Justin went to college)

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

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Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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Topic: Justin Herman is here to discuss insightful tips on how to recruit volunteers for junior high ministry. Why is is important to have great leaders? What are some philosophies we can have that will help us? What are the major steps we can take to get more and better leaders in Junior High? He also walks us through the COLD ASK in recruiting. Justin expands upon all of these topics with incredible discernment. Also the first leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston is here!

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman

1:46 Introing the topic “recruiting volunteer leaders”

3:01 Problems can be solved from more and better leaders

4:01 Steps Justin goes about to recruiting volunteers

4:25 “Know the 60 second pitch”

5:36 Three people to target with the pitch

8:02 Take opportunities and say yes to everything you can

9:30 Circle through every 4 months to talk about need for junior high ministry

10:30 Plant seeds in the church, build rapport!

12:00 Goal is for ministry to be seen

13:00 Justin discusses the right mindset for those who serve in junior high

14:13 COLD ASK approach

18:38 Priority in face to face COLD recruiting

20:33 Have not found the silver bullet in recruiting

21:15 What would you say in that 60 second pitch?

21:59 Misunderstood stereotypes of leaders in junior high ministry

23:05 Leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

  

Controlled Chaos Community

Facebook Group Twitter Instagram 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth  

Our Sponsors. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri (where Justin went to college)

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

Play Now
00:0000:00

Thanks to our partners at CIY!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
iTunes | Podbean | Google Play | Stitcher |YOUTUBE | Spotify

Topic for this episode: 

Justin Herman is here to discuss insightful tips on how to recruit volunteers for junior high ministry. Why is is important to have great leaders? What are some philosophies we can have that will help us? What are the major steps we can take to get more and better leaders in Junior High? He also walks us through the COLD ASK in recruiting. Justin expands upon all of these topics with incredible discernment. Also the first leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston is here!

Whose on this episode? Kurt Johnston, Justin Herman

5:34 Passion that drives working in youth ministry

5:57 Calling to Junior High Ministry

6:34 “As your responsibilities grow at your church, you have the right as a leader to begin to to hold onto certain things that just give you joy.” - Kurt Johnston

8:05 How to stay within your calling

9:50 How Kurt started to write the book Controlled Chaos

10:45 Three reasons you know when to write a book

12:15 Process of writing Controlled Chaos

13:24 Primary reason Junior High Ministry is important

15:05 “You get a junior higher on fire for Jesus, their lives change and they can be difference makers.” - Kurt Johnston

16:42 Kurt and Justin walk down memory lane

20:35 “I desperately want junior highers to have Jesus memories.” - Kurt Johnston

23:43 Leadership 101 from Kurt coming soon

24:45 Kurt recommends books

25:24 Mo’ Couragement from Kurt

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Books and Podcast from Tim Ferris

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnson

The Ideal Team Player by Patrick M. Lencioni

PHASES, From Orange (mentioned briefly)

Katie Edwards, Junior High Pastor Saddleback Church

 

Controlled Chaos Community

Facebook Group Twitter Instagram

 

 

 

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at Justin@ControlledChaosPodcast.com

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth  

Our Sponsors. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri (where Justin went to college)

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

Controlled Chaos Podcast: A junior high ministry podcast for youth workers!

Thank you for tuning in.  The work youth workers do is hard work, thank you! Thank you for taking time to get a little more equipped to do Junior High or Middle School Ministry in your Youth Ministry or Student Ministry at your church.  Keep it up!

 

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