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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: Hannah Juanta, Edwardstown Baptist Church, South Australia 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Dr. Henry Cloud, Website

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!

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 Intro done by: Pastor Gemma Dunning

Show Outline:

Justin and Kurt are here to talk about church politics! They squash the negative stigma around politics and give tips on how to manuveur your church politics. They bring up knowing your church's love language and developing your organizational intelligence as a youth worker. ALSO, don't miss out on the giveaway going on! You have to listen to find out!

00:15 Michael Yoder introduces Truth Work Media

1:40 Contest, Controlled Chaos Book Giveaway

2:16 Comment on Instagram Justin or Kurt for giveaway

2:58 Justin just got back from CIY Believe tour

3:25 Check out CIY- even for a visit!
4:09 Email Justin for info about CIY

4:43 Church politics

5:35 Justin mentions rookie youth workers

5:56 “You know why they are a veteran? Because they figure out church politics.” -Kurt Johnston

6:08 Every church has politics

6:20 “Politics are going to be a part of your church’s culture and it doesn’t have to be bad.”

7:29 How to maneuver politics but not manipulate

8:09 Politics has a negative stigma attached to it

8:33 “Politics at the end of the day is the ability to gain support” -Kurt Johnston

9:42 Leadership point: skill, relationship, and character

10:50 Justin mentions how there is a political piece with parents

11:09 Kurt says there are 2 sides to politics in churches

12:07 Justin gives an example from “veteran” youth worker side

13:15 Justin gives advice to the “rookie” youth worker

14:15 “What is the love language of your church?” -Kurt Johnston

15:42 How does your church make decisions?

16:26 Justin mentions the difficult part both in small or large churches

17:00 Justin talks his experience at church

17:57 “Great youth leaders provide road maps.” -Justin Herman

18:28 Leadership can be daunting because it’s hard work

19:14 Kurt gives some shooting of popcorn advice

19:37 “We have to decide what kind of person do we want to be known for.” -Kurt Johnston

19:40 Two approaches in politics in church

21:12 Justin says you have to seek understanding in your church

22:45 “You have to develop organizational intelligence if you want to survive in your church.” -Kurt Johnston

22:54 Justin and Kurt talk about manipulation of politics

23:26 We need to have a prayerful governor on us to determine manipulation.

25:12 Justin gives advice about accountability in manipulation

27:16 ORANGE xp3

28:06 Central Christian Church of the Bible politics experience Justin had

29:37 Make your vote on Instagram for giveaway!

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

 

Things Mentioned:

Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

Truth Work Media- Michael Yoder

Our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

CCourtyard Project Ministry in the UK (courtyardproject.org.uk)-Tadz Ministry

 

CIY podcast partners Worth Unlimited’s Waltham Forest branch (https://worthunlimited.co.uk/waltham-forest)- Helen's Ministry

www.leytonstoneunitedfree.co.uk - Gemma's Ministry

 

 

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: Pastor Gemma Dunning

Show Outline:

UK Podcast takeover with Gemma Dunning as our host. Gemma interviews Andrew Root while he is in London about living in your calling as a youth worker and checking ourselves on seeing the church in an idealistic way. He also encourages the power of story telling! Also, Gemma interviews two incredible people who work in outreach minsitries in UK. Thatch, who works outside the church walls by reaching out to youth on the streets. Along with Helen, who is a part of a mobile ministry located in communities that are less fortunate. We believe at Controlled Chaos podcast that great youth ministry does not ONLY exist in the United States. Give it a listen! It's amazing!

00:35 Gemma introduces

00:46 “Awesome youth ministry is not just confined to the United States.” -Gemma Dunning

2:11 Introducing the interviewees

3:05 Andy Root speaks at International Headquarters of Salvation Army

4:26 Top tips for youth workers on how to work in a secular society 5:18 Andrew says you just got to go for it

6:26 Check your idealism with the church

7:18 Have the confidence in your calling

7:40 “Not winning is sometimes the way God wins.” -Andrew Root 8:10 Don’t hold the church too tightly because it can be broken 8:42 Ask questions of the church at interview

9:11 What does success look like in the church

10:13 Sharing stories as an activist mindset

10:43 "Identity is constructed around events that we narrate.” -Andrew Root

11:15 How stories can bring transformation to self and others 13:19 Andrew explains what is thrilling about UK youth ministry 16:05 Gemma’s ministry she is involved in focuses on missional communities

16:33 Andrew explains what is hard to see in the church

19:21 Introducing Tadz- a youth worker in the UK 19:58 Explaining “Courtyard” project

20:55 Tadz defines “detached and on the streets” youth worker’s 23:20 Tadz talks about what is exciting about ministry work in the UK

25:05 Some challenges in the Courtyard project

27:48 Pray for Courtyard projects and the challenges they encounter

29:24 Last interviewee introduced as a hard working youth minister 30:13 Helen discusses her mobile youth ministry called "Worth Unlimited’s Waltham Forest branch"

31:18 It’s a point of contact to be where the youth is at

32:12 What excites Helen about serving in her ministry

33:10 “You journey through with the students and it is exciting to see them grow and change” -Helen

33:20 Helen talks about the diversity in the youth that she works with

34:34 Challenges in her ministry with gangs, crime, and drug addictions

35:25 “How brilliant that you get to speak hope with children that wouldn’t ordinarily connect with church.”- Gemma Dunning

38:08 Exciting how God is using UK youth ministry!

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

 

Things Mentioned:

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 

CCourtyard Project Ministry in the UK (courtyardproject.org.uk)-Tadz Ministry

 

CIY podcast partners Worth Unlimited’s Waltham Forest branch (https://worthunlimited.co.uk/waltham-forest)- Helen's Ministry

www.leytonstoneunitedfree.co.uk - Gemma's Ministry

 

 

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: Gerald Fadayomi, Browns Bridge Church

Leader Guide for your leader team (and this week parents).  Just send them this podcast, send them the leader guide and have discussion with them!

Show Outline:

We have Carey Nieuwhof here talking about everything parenting. Carey talks about the natural tendency for junior highers to withdraw from their parents. He gives some tips on how to be a present parent during that time and encourages parents to put the relationship with their kids before their work. Carey ends with giving practical tips on how leaders and youth workers can partner with parents. Some tremendous insight from Carey you will no want to miss!

1:18 Book Launch Emails
1:40 Justin Intro’s Carey Nieuwhof’s older audio
3:44 Carey talks about middle schoolers withdrawing
4:43 What parents freak out about
6:14 It’s a loss when kids withdraw
7:02 Secret sauce for leaders who are parents
8:04 “When your kids withdraw, don’t you withdraw as a parent.” -Carey Nieuwhof
10:04 Not too late to re engage
10:33 Encouragement for Dads
12:07 “Every parent is on a journey from control to influence.” -Carey Nieuwhof
12:30 Build relationships with kids
13:06 “If you have a healthy relationship, you still have influence over your child’s life.” -Carey Nieuwhof
13:52 What Carey did as a dad to build relationship
14:47 “If you’re winning at work and you’re losing at home, you’re losing.” -Carey Nieuwhof
15:18 Why a resume is not important to kids
16:36 “They need a father they don’t need a successful business person."" -Carey Nieuwhof
16:50 Carey talks about his son in high school
17:26 Justin explains how his kids mirror him
18:20 Children need a quantity of quality time
19:55 Cultivate marriage
20:00 Carey explains how his age has given him energy
21:02 Delayed gratification with an empty nest
23:05 How leaders can partner with parents
26:18 Carey talks about his blog careynieuwhof.com
27:38 Carey’s leadership podcast
29:00 Forward podcast on to another leader and parent!
29:25 MAILBAG Questions
29:37 How leader guide has been helpful
30:24 Controlled Chaos Book, will there be more writing?
31:14 California youth ministry is unique

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Carey Nieuwhof

Things Mentioned:

XP3 Orange curriculum
Central Christian College of the Bible
CIY podcast partners
Blog- careyniewhof.com
Podcast- Carey’s Leadership podcast

 

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 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
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Thanks to our partners at CIY! 

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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 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

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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!

Play Now
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Thanks to our partners at CIY!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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Intro done by: The amazing hosts of the Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast

Topics for this episode:   For our BIG milestone episode (25 can you belive it) we got 2 amazing people who have NEVER done a podcast before, our (Kurt and Justin) wives.  

Ministry and Relationships.

How do you live on a ministry salary. 

How to create the right boundaries.

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman & Brittany Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston and Rachel Johnston- Saddleback Church

 

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

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Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.

CIY- Christ in Youth

CIY MIX- Summer Camp 

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

 

 

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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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Brad Lomenick, Kurt Johnston

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Brad Lomenick

Brads Books  

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Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode. 

Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri 

 

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

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Topics for this episode:  

Youtube, this is all attached to the Generation Z tip of the week (read below). 

Youth Cartel, Marko (Episode 0003) and Adam the founders of the youth cartel talk about managing conflict.

Our first Blog Review comes to us from Kevin Libick, he is a student pastor with over 15 years of ministry experience. Most of that time has been dedicated to middle school ministry. Currently, he is the Student Ministry Pastor at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX. He wrote an article I LOVED about tackling tough transitions so I reached out to get him on the podcast to talk more abou tit.

Generation Z Tip of the week (this is from Ashely Bohinc at Orange... She was on Episode 0005) Recent studies have shown between 80-95% of Generation Z uses YouTube more than any other social media platform.  I (Justin) talk about some ideas to use YouTube in your junior high ministry.  Also Orange asked middle schoolers all over the country what YouTube channels they are currently watching. Here's what they said!

 

Read the whole article from Orange HERE

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman, Sandals Youth Network, Host, Speaker, Bald.

Marko Oestreicher, Whyismarko, YouthCartel 

Adam McLane, YouthCartel

Kevin Libick

Charlie Conger INTRO, Orange

 

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Christ in Youth... also known as (drumroll) CIY

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

CIY MIX- Camp

Youth Cartel Campference

Youth Cartel

Tackling Tough Transitions (Kevin Libick)

 

  

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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!

 

 

Central Christian College of the Bible ... The college Justin went to!!

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

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Topics for this episode:  

Fun and Money.. What you catch them to is what you keep them to.

A big budget, zero budget… doesn’t matter.  Fun is who you are.

Generation Z TIP Talking about Authenticity.

Dan Scott Interview.  Author of Amazon #1 Children’s Ministry book Caught in Between.

Kids Ministry students that disengage!

The magic age of 11. The brain pruning.  (Justin has a moment of sounding smart)

Small Group leading.  Concreate thinking.

How to get past a difficult relationship with the kids person.

A couple minutes with Clay Scroggins at Catalyst West.

 

Whose on this episode? Intro Andrew Valdez, Notre Dame Church NYC, Justin Herman, Dan Scott, Dr. Clay Scroggins

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

Rethinking Youth Ministry Podcast- Generation Z

Barna Generation Z

Twitch

Caught In Between Dan Scott

Dan Scott Twitter

How to lead when you’re not in charge. Clay Scroggins

Clay Scroggins

  

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Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode.

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

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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 for this episode:  

3 thoughts on taking students on mission trips.

3 thoughts on the myth of balence.

3 thoughts on Twitter.

3 thoughts on dealing rowdy students.

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Kurt Johnston, Jon Acuff

Things mentioned in the episode:

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

 Jon Acuff @ Me

Josh Shipp

Orange

Annie F. Downs

Stuff Christians Like - Jon Acuff

Finish Jon Acuff

Controlled Chaos Community

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Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode. 

- We are close... Very close...

  

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

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

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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 SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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Topic for this episode:   We talk about the thelology of youth ministy.  What are the right metrics for looking at our ministry.  How to assess your ministry and what are historical ways of looking at youth ministry.  Students belief in the modern age.  Talking about what is faith in the lives of students.  Pre and Post Christian Worldviews (ya, smart stuff like that)

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Andy Stanley, Dr. Andrew Root 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley

Catalyst West

Luther Seminary

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

  

Controlled Chaos Community

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode.

 

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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!

Podcast hosted by Podbean

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 for this episode:  

This week we have Ashley Bohinc from Orange. We discussed understanding the mind of a student and the developmental process. This will give you a crash course into your students minds and you will leave the podcast smarter, trust me! This will give you some great back pocket tips and tricks for your leaders, parents, and staff at your church. Join us as we dive into the five dimensions of wellness for students.

1:35 Justin talks about leading students while in Ganda, Africa
3:00 “It’s the most memorable when you get to sit knee to knee with a student and help them uncover parts of their faith.” -Justin Herman
4:28 Back pocket of development wisdom from Ashley
5:11 Elevator speech about Ashley’s experience
6:45 Rethinking Youth Ministry podcast
7:09 Understanding the mind of a student is key
8:15 Ashley talks about how she taught in health class influenced how she approaches junior highers
9:10 Ashley discusses physical changes junior highers undertake
10:05 Justin tells a funny story about a physical change a student went through
11:24 Ashley defines and discusses the importance of mental wellness of junior highers
12:34 Black and white thinking is very common
13:00 When puberty happens, abstract thinking begins
15:15 “The capacity to learn will never be as high than when they are a teenager” - Ashley Bohinc
16:20 There is a difference between comprehension and retention
16:50 Must help junior highers remember concepts
17:39 Ashley explains what is happening socially in junior highers; dopamine
19:18 Social Media’s impact on friendships
20:09 Dopamine hit can be healthy and unhealthy
21:27 Middle schoolers and self regulation of emotions
21:34 Puberty and new emotions are filled with new colors
22:28 “They really are experiencing these brand new emotions very intensely for the first time.” -Ashley
22:50 “Helping middle schoolers understand what they are feeling and why they are feeling it and they how can that emotion be channelled for the positive.” -Ashley
23:05 Watch Inside Out for insight into middle schoolers
25:04 Ability to think abstractly is a gift from puberty
25:43 “The beautiful thing about abstract thinking is the ability to express doubt and expressing doubt means they are able to ask questions about their faith that they haven't been able to ask before” -Ashley
26:03 “It’s becoming faith of their own when they are able to ask a question of their own and they are able to understand it.”
26:34 Justin asks a good question about the impact of kids ministry
28:31 “The sooner and the younger that their able to have information and have some sort of background the better they will adapt a faith of their own when they are able to think in that capacity.”
28:47 “Every ministry is important because they all build on each other.”
29:34 Examples of pre puberty and post puberty questions
31:53 “It’s like amazing. Do you know what’s happening in the mind of a middle school student and the impression we can make on them spiritually?”
32:33 Ashley recommends books
33:16 Mo’Couragement from Ashley
35:48 Free stuff! Ebook!

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman, Ashley Bohinc, Head of Middle School Cirriculum and Strategy at Orange.

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Rethkinking Youth Ministy Podcast

Think Orange Podcast

Art of Group Talk Girls

Art of Group Talk Boys

AshleyBohinc.com

MiddleSchoolPhase.org FREE Raise the Flag E-Book!  THANKS ASHLEY AND ORANGE!!

Middle School Ministry by MARK OESTREICHER, SCOTT RUBIN

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Kurt Johnston

  

Controlled Chaos Community

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-Could be you!!!

 

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

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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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