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Organized Chaos AKA Combined Ministry

NextGen Summit

Release Date: 02/03/2020

Emodied Christian Sexual Ethics show art Emodied Christian Sexual Ethics

NextGen Summit

A note of care: the topic may not be suitable for all listeners. This episode includes conversation around progressive sexual topics and accompanying language. It is recommended that adult leaders listen before sharing with students.  This podcast was adapted from Rev. Winter Hamilton's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Embodied Christian Sexual Ethics. Talking about sex is an important role for anyone serving as a Youth Pastor or Young Adult Pastor. It seems like most of the resources available are very focused on outdated and unrealistic sexual ethics. I needed something that went...

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How to Start a Young Adult Mentoring Program show art How to Start a Young Adult Mentoring Program

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This podcast was adapted from Rev. Winter Hamilton's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled How to Start a Young Adult Mentoring Program. In 2015 Manchester United Methodist Church started The Young Adult Discipleship Internship Program. This is a leadership training opportunity that is available to Christian Young Adults involved in the UMC (ages 18-30) from throughout the Gateway Districts of the Missouri Conference. It is our goal to craft Young Adult Interns to be leaders in the church and the world, where their calling is well-defined, and their passions are affirmed in their Christian...

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Walking with College Students show art Walking with College Students

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This podcast was adapted from Rev. Tracey Wolff's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Walking with College Students. What does it really take to be in ministry with college students? What do they want and need from the church? Is the church willing to do the work even if it does not grow a worship service? This podcast will explore these questions in hopes of finding out if our congregations might find a niche in reaching students with the grace and love of God.

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Redeeming the Narrative: Leading Youth Missional Communities show art Redeeming the Narrative: Leading Youth Missional Communities

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This podcast was adapted from Scott Bons' NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Redeeming the Narrative: Leading Youth Missional Communities. “Kids are too busy!” “They just won’t come to our event/church!” “This just isn’t working anymore.” If you have ever thought (or said aloud) something like this before, I get it. Honestly, that is where I have been. With students going 5+ days a week in sports, school, and other social activities, it makes it very hard to run an effective youth ministry. Maybe that’s the problem. What if we redeem the narrative? What if we turn an...

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Engagement in Bible Story Telling show art Engagement in Bible Story Telling

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This podcast was adapted from Sarah DeClue's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Engagement in Bible Storytelling. This podcast will explore how to break down big themes and engage kids with the Bible in a meaningful way. The Bible can feel intimidating and overwhelming. Where do you start? Which stories? How do you keep the attention of all those kiddos? Learn how to use the Bible with children in the same way it’s meant to be for all of us, a way to commune and connect with God.

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What EVEN is Family Ministry? show art What EVEN is Family Ministry?

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This podcast was adapted from Sarah DeClue's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled What EVEN is Family Ministry? Why is it that a majority of family ministry is focused on children’s and students’ programming instead of what’s happening within family units? Easy. Let’s be honest, we only see parents at pick up and drop off, or maybe even not at all with parents of teens. Parents are the most influential spiritual leaders in the lives of their children. What strategies can we use to equip families to do what God explicitly calls them to do… truly live into God’s calling for them and...

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Safe Spaces and Welcome Places show art Safe Spaces and Welcome Places

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This podcast was adapted from Nick Reinhardt-Swierk's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Safe Spaces and Welcome Places. How do we create welcoming spaces for young people? What about young queer people? From intentional community building to actual buildings and spaces, this workshop will focus on meeting the needs and expectations of creating safe and welcoming spaces for young folk.

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Classroom Management that Feels Manageable show art Classroom Management that Feels Manageable

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This podcast was adapted from Mona Candea's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Classroom Management that Feels Manageable. We all have "turkeys" in our ministry. The ones who need extra attention and who aren't the first to follow rules. In an effort to avoid being stressed or overwhelmed with behaviors, this podcast will look at different discipline strategies. These strategies will address the concerning behavior, help encourage positive behavior and improve the experience for both the children and volunteers in your programming. We will talk through all the big "why's" and leave you with...

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Discipleship for All Ages show art Discipleship for All Ages

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This podcast was adapted from Mona Candea's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Discipleship for All Ages. We all know that discipleship is important. It's what we're called to do, right? In this podcast, we are going to talk through how to provide quality, age-appropriate discipleship based on the phase that you're working with. Whether that is pre-school, 12th grade or any age in between, we will introduce helpful tips, tricks and benchmarks that are appropriate for each age.

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Weaving the Story of Faith: Social Media & the Church show art Weaving the Story of Faith: Social Media & the Church

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This podcast was adapted from Mike Tufano's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Weaving the Story of Faith: Social Media and The Church. Marketing isn't a dirty word, even when it comes to your church. When you have a story of truth to be told, it deserves to be heard! In this session, we'll explore how digital marketing, including social media, your website, email, and more, can be used together to share your church's story of faith with your members, and beyond.

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This podcast was adapted from Becca Boren's NextGen Summit 2019 workshop titled Organized Chaos AKA Combined Ministry.

Whether it be time, resources, space or volunteers, most of the time your programing must target middle schoolers and high schoolers alike. How do you engage with such a wide age range? How do you make sure that no one slips through the cracks? Listen to this podcast to find out more.