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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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 Intro done by: Chad Daugherty, Middle School Pastor , Church at the Mall, Lakeland Campus

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Show Outline:

Host Justin Herman and Kurt Johnston discuss all things about teaching. They talk about the importance of teaching both formally and informally, being prepared, teaching in series, and what junior higher’s are the most interested in. They also give great practical tips on teaching and how it should align with church culture. Kurt and Justin tell personal experiences and funny stories along the way. You won’t want to miss it!

0:36 Piece of encouragement from Kurt
0:50 “Remember you’re placing seeds that you may not see grow for a long time but don’t place your value and success in what you see today.” -Kurt Johnston
1:13 Controlled Chaos book COMING SOON!
2:18 Lets talk about teaching
3:01 Kurt mentions Chapter Talking about Jesus from Controlled Chaos Book
3:30 “The areas that really affect teaching is their intellectual development and spiritual development.” -Kurt Johnston
3:50 Teaching is happening always
4:06 “Everything about your ministry teaches something.” -Kurt Johnston
5:46 Go on Facebook and invite some friends for a GIVEAWAY
6:11 Best lesson Justin learned
7:55 Informal teaching is just as important as formal teaching
9:38 Be prepared but don’t over prepare.
9:56 Kurt explains the most important minute in lesson
10:08 Give them handles
10:12 “Every lesson should help them be doer’s of the word not just hearers of the word.” -Kurt Johnston
11:10 Students love stories
12:50 XP3 Orange Curriculum
15:37 Kurt explains the relation of church culture to teaching
16:27 Kurt’s preferred way to teach
18:30 Find staples to cover every year
18:40 Should there be a teaching on sex?
19:50 Informing parents for series on wisdom and John
20:46 Any volatile topic parents must be informed
21:30 Kurt gets in trouble
22:09 Justin tells hilarious story
23:35“Teaching is a way we partner with parents.” -Justin Herman
23:54 Kurt loves teaching in series
25:21 Payoff has to be greater than set up
26:34 Tips on teaching multiple services
28:08 Use objects for lessons
29:14 “Leave them wanting more.” -Kurt Johnston
29:25 Central Christian College of the Bible "

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church

 

Things Mentioned:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston and Justin Herman
Scott Ruben from Willow Creek

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

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 

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

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

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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 Intro done by: Todd Jones

We have Andy Stanley here discussing his passion about middle school students and tremendous advice for volunteers and youth workers. Andy expands on a career longevity in youth ministry, mistakes hes seen in youth workers, and how vital having a relationally driven ministry is. He ends with more amazing advice and unpacking the phrase "Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.

"1:40 Huge Announcement
1:56 Join Book Launch team
3:00 Brand new resource tied to podcast
4:29 Look back at content from Andy at Catalyst
4:43 Leadership tip for leaders at North Point
4:56 “It is crisis that creates the connectivity and it’s crisis that creates the significance of your ministry.”
5:12 Book recommendations for young youth worker
6:16 How reading Next Generation Leader will impact youth workers
8:16 Why Andy is so affirming to middle school
11:00 ""It’s worth figuring out how to grow to the size to where you can have relevant and powerful middle school ministry.”
11:20 Biggest mistakes Andy has seen in youth workers
12:46 “This is not a one size fits all model but there is a place for everybody in student ministry if that’s their passion.”
13:05 Advice from Andy for a career of longevity in student ministry
13:53 “It’s a relational family dynamic not just looking for volunteers.”
14:58 “I hope that middle school leaders and high school pastors stay a long time at a church.”
15:44 What parents should expect from volunteers
16:42 What parents should expect from youth workers
16:44 “Recruit volunteers who are going to push students towards family not pull them away.”
17:50 “Our model facilitates partnering with parents and our model facilitates long term relationships.”
18:37 Advice for youth workers who have senior leaders kids in their ministry
20:46 Andy unpacks “do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.”
20:59 “I’m not going to be fair, I’m going to be engaged.”
23:24 How Andy defines mentorship and the importance of it
27:12 Giving away books! Check out Instagram!

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Andy Stanley, Founding and Senior Pastor North Point Community Church

Things Mentioned

Book: Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Clay Scroggins- Lead Pastor North Point Community Church

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 

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

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

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
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Thanks to our partners at CIY!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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Intro done by: Vivi Diaz, SandalsChurch

Topics for this episode:  

We answer YOUR questions! Today, Kurt Johnston and host Justin Herman answer questions regarding maintaining relationships with new high schoolers, low and high priced prizes, and how to lead in an unsuccessful ministry. Kurt and Justin bring dynamic answers that can help in many contexts of junior high ministry! Give it a listen, you'll love it!

2:22 Sign-ups for Believe Tour
4:04 Intro to Q & A video
5:34 Listener asks a question about best prizes for junior higher's
6:04 Kurt discusses tips for low priced prizes for junior higher’s
8:18 Justin discusses high priced prizes for junior higher’s
8:29 ""What you catch em to is what you keep em to.” -Justin Herman
11:15 “Prizes can become a part of the culture, it doesn’t just have to be an item you buy.”
11:30 Change the word prize to reward
12:00 Justin mentions generation Z article: winners and losers
12:19 Listener asks how to stay connected with middle schoolers when they go to high school
13:10 Kurt talks about parallel tracks analogy
14:13 “The best thing to do is keep the welcome mat out but cheer on high school.” -Kurt Johnston
14:36 Justin explains the importance of making sure new high schoolers feel connected to the high school ministry
15:43 “If you’re in relationship with the high school pastor, of course they understand the value of you still having relationship with high school kids.” -Kurt Johnston
16:15 Practical tips for maintaining relationships with new high schoolers
16:39 Orange resources!
18:27 Listener asks how to set up a new guy for success in an unsuccessful ministry
19:03 Justin says to push the vision to be consistent
20:44 Kurt asks a question of clarification for the listener
21:25 “You have got to figure out a way to let your leadership and your influence and your successes leak into that new person.” -Kurt Johnston
21:50 Kurt wants to know what sank their ship
22:40 Kurt and Justin talk about higher education
24:34 Listener asks with how to deal with the rest of the church thinking junior high ministry is secondary
25:53 Kurts one minute answer to approach this topic
25:57 “The longer you’re there the more they will value junior high. So have a long view.”-Kurt Johnston
27:04 Kurt says quit fighting it.
29:12 “You create a great space for volunteers, you pour into them, and you target the right people, board members.” -Justin Herman
30:30 Conclusion
30:47 Mike from Truth Work Media "

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Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

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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SPECIAL EPISODE: A conversation with Chris Avery, Youth Pastor from Inland Hills Church.

Thanks to Chris Avery for givng us the chance to have a window in to how he is doing, how is group is doing and how we can support him.

 

In this special episode:

Chris Avery, Inland Hills Church, Facebook

Justin Herman Sandals Church

Carey Nieuwhof Blog

Thanks to our partners at CIY!

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

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

Intro done by: Justin Kowalski, Sandals Church Riverside CA 

We are here with Britt Kitchen! He is bringing his insight on having a small group driven ministry. He provides insight on how to choose your leaders, how to maintain a culture of prioritizing small groups, and how to make small groups an authentic place for junior highers. He brings his own experience to the table and is passionate about junior highers. Listen if you want to WIN and learn how to make small groups important.

0:35 Intro to Britt Kitchen
6:27 Worship tips on how to coach a musician
8:03 “Work to be a partner with your worship leaders.”
9:01 Britt’s elevator speech about his experience
11:27 Stepping into someone else’s shoes
13:47 Small groups being essential to strategy and motto
17:19 Britt explains stage personalities and values
20:14 Risks in being a small group ministry
22:48 Have to be careful when you choose small group leaders
23:52 Creates a space for training small group leaders
25:42 ""The right leader is better than having more leaders.”
26:03 What leader to say no to
27:04 Holy spirit plays into picking a leader
28:05 “Students are looking for genuine” -Britt Kitchen
28:12 “We are trying to make our small groups authentic genuine places.” -Britt Kitchen
29:47 Tips for small group driven culture
33:04 Wrapping up with Britt Kitchen
33:26 The Mail Bag
33:35 Justin talks about Sandal’s church
34:38 Justin’s Moms passing impacted his ministry
36:18 How to do a sex series at your church
38:20 Justin explains how he doesn’t regret leaving his last church
42:00 Leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston
42:56 Truth Work Media

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman Sandals Church

Britt Kitchen

Tyler Rees

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

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