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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: 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

 

 

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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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Thanks to our partners at CIY!

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Intro done by: Erik Williams

Topics for this episode:   

Gerald Fadayomi is here to discuss how middle school ministry is so vital for the high school ministry that he is a part of. He gives tips on leadership and the importance of seeking God first. He also reveals the vitality of relationship between middle school pastors and high school pastors. His high school pastoral perspective gives us insight into the importance of junior high ministry to set them up for success. Check out his book "Before You Go" where he asks amazing questions to foster discussions for senior high schoolers transitioning.

"0:54 Thank you sponsors!
1:57 CIY booth at Youth Specialities
2:30 “One of the differences between power and influence is, the powerful will punish those that wrong them, the influential will forgive this that wrong them. The powerful will wonder where there power went, the influential will see their power grow fueled by influence.” -Justin Herman
2:53 Leadership thought from Justin
4:43 What does it mean to be made in the image of God
5:50 “We are these unique animals who are open to hearing the word of God and speaking the word of God.” -Andrew Root
7:07 “Be near to God by ministering to others.” -Andrew Root
9:46 Gerald talks about book, “Before You Go” and how it started
11:40 How to get the book for youth workers
12:22 Best way to use the book is small group setting
13:16 Elevator speech of Gerald’s experience
15:03 Middle school ministry is foundational in order to set up high school ministry
17:03 How Gerald’s past equipped him for ministry
18:34 “I was a product of a kid that thought there is no way God could love me or use me and he proved me wrong.” -Gerald Fadayomi
19:04 Leadership insights from Gerald
19:13 “You only see what you seek.”
19:49 “The most important thing we can do as leaders is stay at the feet of Jesus.”- Gerald Fadayomi
21:47 Advice for middle school youth workers and transition
23:14 Relationship with middle school pastor is vital
24:05 Junior high is formative foundational years
25:24 “The foundation that you’re laying in those students is setting every other ministry up in your environment to win.” -Gerald Fadayomi
26:14 Difference between partnering with parents in middle and high school
29:10 Why junior high ministry should be different than high school ministry
31:34 ""Be a student of students.” -Gerald Fadayomi
32:10 ""Communicating for a change” by Lane Jones and Andy Stanley
33:16 Importance of serving for high schoolers
35:31 Leadership 101 with Kurt Johnston
36:45 Truth Work Media

 

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman Sandals Church

Andrew Root

Root on twitter

Root Books

 

Gerald Fadayomi

Gerald on Instagram

Gerald on Twitter

Before You Go Book

Book 

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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Topic for this episode:  

Patrick Lencioni, we get a couple minutes with him at Catalyst West this past year.  We get some leadership and thought nuggets from him.

Student Takeover, is it a good idea? Is teachign on sunday in the adult space help or hurt you and your ministry.  

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman, Dr. Andrew Root 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker- Andrew Root

Dr. Andew Root Website

Root on Twitter (he will reply back)

Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies

Faith Formation in a Secular Age

The Ethics of Authenticity

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

  

Controlled Chaos Community

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Connect with Justin

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Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode.

 

- None.. but we have a good feeling some are coming soon.

  

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

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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