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Intro done by: Vivi Diaz, SandalsChurch
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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
30:47 Mike from Truth Work Media "
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Justin Herman- Sandals Church
Kurt Johnston- Saddleback Church
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Meet the HOST!
Our Controlled Chaos Podcast Partner CIY, Christ in Youth.
Central Christian College of the Bible, Moberly Missouri (where Justin went to college)
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