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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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Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman

Kara Powell

Mark Oestreicher

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Justin Herman

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Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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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Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman, Controlled Chaos

Mark Oestreicher  The Youth Cartel

Kara Powell Fuller Youth Institute 

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

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Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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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Christ in Youth, our exclusive podcast partner!!!! For info about CIY CLICK HERE

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Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman

Kurt Johnston

Mark Oestreicher

 

 Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

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Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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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They are giving away a $100 StubHub card to the winner... have fun and good luck!
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Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church

 The One Minute Manager BOOK on amazon

Get the book Controlled Chaos from The Youth Cartel Or On Amazon

Things Mentioned:

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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 JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

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Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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 Intro done by: Jeremy Cannon, The Reasoned Life Podcast.

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Dr. Kara Powell Website Fuller Youth  Sticky Faith

Dr. Steve Argue Website Twitter BOOK

Things Mentioned:

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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

 Twitter |Facebook GroupInstagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

Join the Facebook Group!

Get on the BEST EMAIL LIST IN THE UNIVERSE- CLICK HERE!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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 Intro done by: Titus Weece, CIY

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Heather Flies - Heatherflies.com

Stuart Hall- influnsr.co

Things Mentioned:

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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

 Twitter |Facebook GroupInstagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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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Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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 Intro done by: Ryan Hammon, Christ Chapel Bible Church

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Sam Collier His Book FIND YOUR VOICE

Carlos Whitaker His book KILL THE SPIDER

Stuart Hall He is leading INFLUNSR

Tyler Rees Check him out HERE

 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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

 Twitter |Facebook GroupInstagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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

GET YOUR FREE COPY OF CONTROLLED CHAOS FROM OUR PODCAST PARTNER CHRIST IN YOUTH

http://ciy.com/chaos

Did we say FREE BOOK... YES... go to

http://ciy.com/chaos and get yours!!!!!

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

Check out Leader Guide!  Send the podcast to your team and then use the leader guide to have discussion together. NOW with editable versions so you can add your own quesitons too!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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 Intro done by: Heather Kenison (Campbell), Director of Middle School Ministry, St. Luke's UMC

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Stuart Hall

Ashley Bohinc

Karl Romeus

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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

 Twitter |Facebook GroupInstagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

Check out Leader Guide!  Send the podcast to your team and then use the leader guide to have discussion together. NOW with editable versions so you can add your own quesitons too!

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

 Intro done by: 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Josh Griffin

Matt Mcgill

Cooper Miller

Stuart Hall

Things Mentioned:

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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

 Twitter |Facebook GroupInstagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

Check out our new website... ControlledChaos.Fun

Check out Leader Guide!  Send the podcast to your team and then use the leader guide to have discussion together. NOW with editable versions so you can add your own quesitons too!

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

 Intro done by: Justin Herman

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston

Mike Branton

Taylor Brown

Mike Ralph

Things Mentioned:

30 Hour Famine

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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

 Twitter | Facebook Group |Facebook PageInstagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

Check out Leader Guide!  Send the podcast to your team and then use the leader guide to have discussion together. NOW with editable versions so you can add your own quesitons too!

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

 Intro done by:Mike Branton CIY

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Tyler Rees- Orange

Mark Oestreicher - Youth Cartel

 

Things Mentioned:

Whats Right with Youth Ministry by Mark Oestreicher 

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner 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

 Twitter |Facebook GroupInstagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

Question or Show ideas? Email Justin at JustinHerman@controlledchaos.fun

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

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

 Intro done by: The Honest Youth Pastor from Twitter

Show Outline:

Kurt and Justin talk about Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. They give some great programming tips and games to play during the holidays. They also share a lot of what their churches do for fun during the holidays. Listen to get some tips and tricks for the upcoming holidays!

"1:00 Holidays for junior higher’s
1:35 Kurt talks about his experience with Halloween
2:31 Sponsor CIY Believe Tour
4:16 Halloween in the church
5:19 Why Kurt isn’t a big fan of harvest festivals
6:23 Justin throws out an idea for Halloween
7:47 Marketing campaign at Justin’s church
8:52 Fun programming Halloween bits
10:49 Teach on something scary from the Bible
11:50 Justin tells a funny story about a bear
12:45 Thanksgiving time!
12:58 Fun programming Thanksgiving bits from Justin
13:50 ""Thanksgiving is a great time to teach on gratitude.” -Kurt Johnston
14:02 Kurt shares some fun games
14:40 Remind parents to start traditions for Thanksgiving
15:36 No shave November for youth workers
16:52 “Choctober"" at Kurt’s church
17:30 Politically correctness, no pilgrims and indians
18:28 Central Christian College of the Bible
19:51 What Kurt loves about CCCB, IT’S FREE!
20:34 Christmas at church
20:39 Justin discusses a fun game for leaders at Christmas
21:20 Kurt gives teaching topic ideas
22:22 “Good youth ministries have a little percentage of weird.” -Marko? Justin Herman
22:35 Justin likes tacky Christmas
23:44 Christmas decorations are not trickled in and out
24:29 Kurt talks about his church trickling decorations
25:06 Kurt talks Cheap-O-Joe Christmas decorations
26:46 Christmas video bedroom break in
27:50 Tips for Holidays from Kurt
29:10 “It is not your place to say whether costumes are sinful or not on Halloween.” -Kurt Johnston
30:39 “I like taking them around staff offices to do Christmas caroling.” - Justin Herman
31:40 “We can also Christmas carol at our church offices and it’s still ministry.” -Kurt Johnston
31:58 “There are a lot of ways to serve people and it doesn’t always have to be the traditional serious way.” -Kurt Johnston
32:10 Check out Orange curriculum for holiday themed stuff

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

 

Things Mentioned:

 CIY Believe Tour

Controlled Chaos Book Kurt Johnston

Central Christian College of the Bible CCCB.edu/chaos

Crazy Days at CCCB

 

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

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

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

Download Episode Leader Guide:  This is so you can forward this podcast to your team and then talk about with questions that we write to help you win as a youth worker.

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

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

Thanks to our partners at CIY!

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

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

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!

 

 

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