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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 

 

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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: 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!

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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

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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  

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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Intro done by:Marc Vinzon from Mariners Church (former staff member of Justins)

Whose on this episode? 

Justin Herman- Sandals Church

Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church

Josh Griffin- Download Youth Ministry

Tyler Rees- Orange

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Free Resouce- Postcards

Middle School Ministry Campference- Youth Cartel

Believe Tours- CIY

The Orange Tour- ORANGE

National Youth Workers Converention- Youth Specialties

Download Youth Ministry University

 

Mariners Church

Forest Home Camp

The Debrief - Sandals Church

CIY Move Camp (High School)

CIY Mix Camp (Junior High)

  

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

CIY MIX- Summer Camp 

CIY Believe- Weekend Event

 

Thanks to our Sponsors. 

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

ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

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
00:0000:00

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

Orange XP3 Middle School

Central Christian College of the Bible

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

Topics for this episode:  

The Upside of NO, This history of the podcast! How hearing NO to an idea set me on the path to start controlled chaos!

Summer camp, time off policy, or lack of policy for post camp for staff.  Different from church to church, we talk about what its like in our churches.

Volunteers, specifically at camp.  They are the BEST... most of them either take vacation time to be at camp, then they go right back to work.  But we touch on the expectaions we put on volunteers overall.

Health, how do we create health for our leaders with everyting we ask them to do.

Be mindful of the sacrifice your leaders make for you!

 

Whose on this episode? Kurt Johnston & Justin Herman

Things mentioned in the episode:

Download Youth Ministry University

Episode 0008- The Power of 3, Kurt is back & Jon Acuff

Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast- Clay Scroggins

Mariners Church

Forest Home Camp

The Debrief - Sandals Church

CIY Move Camp (High School)

CIY Mix Camp (Junior High)

Free Resouce- Postcards

Middle School Ministry Campference- Youth Cartel

Believe Tours- CIY

The Orange Tour- ORANGE

National Youth Workers Converention- Youth Specialties

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

 

Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Thanks to our Sponsors. 

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

 ORANGE- The XP3 Orange Curriculum 

 

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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Topics for this episode:  

Leaving well (leaving a good taste in everyones mouth)

As you leave you will be remembered by your last month… regardless of how long you have been there, how great you were or how terrible you were.. your last month will say how you are remembered… .

7 things I would do when leaving somewhere

1. Tell your boss first.
2. Don’t go out burning bridges.
3. Don’t spend the next persons money.
4. Get all the passwords and log ins, subscriptions all together for the next person.
5. Write thank you notes, a lot of them, and meet with people.
6. Don’t take stuff. Leave things.
7. Encouragement and support is key for leaders and parents.

 

Starting somewhere new. (Cooking with Crisco)

You cant start at the new place where you left off at the old place.

7 things I would do when starting some where new.

  1. Who do I need to meet with?
  1. How we do currently communicate with leaders and parents?
  1. What do we do when a new kid shows up?
  1. What metrics do we track and how do we track it?
  1. Who are the volunteers?
  1. What is currently on the calendar? 
  1. What supplies and subscriptions do we have?

 

Extra thoughts.

-Take a week or 2 off in between if you can.

-Think about what you post at your new place.

-Work until your last day! 

 

Whose on this episode? Justin Herman

 

Things mentioned in the episode:

Middle School Ministry Campference

Controlled Chaos Book by Kurt Johnston

  

Be part of #ChaosNation

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Meet the HOST!

Justin Herman Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Email

 

Thanks to our Sponsors for this episode.

None for this Episode. 

 

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 partners at CIY!

Find Controlled Chaos Podcast on:
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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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