Welcome to the National Youth Ministry Convention podcast, where we talk about all things relating to Youth Ministry. In 2014 we had the crazy idea of gathering the best Australian youth pastors, workers, theologians and senior pastors into the same room to deal with the elephants in the room around Youth Ministry.
This is what we came up with.
Keeping Your Faith in the Middle of Ministry
2016 has been an incredible year of highs and lows, and we are so thankful for each and every one of you listeners who has supported the NYMC podcast over the last 9 months. Brenton and I recorded this conversation two and a half months ago, which was meant to be a 15 minute conversation about keeping your faith in the middle of ministry but ended up going for almost an hour. We hope it encourages you as we share some pretty raw stuff from the our ministry experiences. Keep trusting Jesus!
#EP16: Pt. 2 of Growing Young Research + A New Path Forwards for Youth Ministry ft. Rowan Lewis
The second half of our interview with Rowan Lewis on the Growing Young research.
#EP15: Growing Young Research & Why All Your Excuses Are Now Gone ft/ Rowan Lewis
Fuller Youth Institute have just released their epic piece of research into a book, Growing Young. The results have come in. All of our excuses are now gone. There is no link between size, money or 'cool' and having a healthy, thriving Youth Ministry.
We bring in a close friend of the podcast and one of the premier researchers into youth spirituality in Rowan Lewis, into the studio to help us analyze the research and bring out some nuggets for the Australian context.
Quality professional development
This podcast is so helpful and speaking into all corners of the youth ministry context of Australia.
As a country youth pastor this is just as relevant to me as it would be any mega church youth pastor with a team.
Conversations are useful for leaders, pastors, paid or volunteers.
I will make this part of my professional development. It is that good!
Great conversation starter for youth workers & parents
Great conversation starters for Youth & Church Leaders. I’d love to see it shared with parents too. As a former youth leader of Yr 10-12 girls and mentor to women I’ve seen so many leaders & parents just not know how to have ‘S.E.X’ talks. Parents are out of their depth – they don’t know how to talk to their kids. Students think it’s not relevant to them – yet, 10 years later, ask why no one ever told them about ‘these things’ and youth leaders feel they need to remain politically correct. I would love to hear messages of Sexual identity, like this, taught to parents so that they feel comfortable talking to their kids, know the language and know what they actually believe themselves. Then perhaps teens might be able to sit down on the kitchen floor and have real d&m’s with those that care for them.
This is a brilliant new resource from the NYMC team - relevant, practical, easy to listen to, and spot on for anyone who is involved in discipling, leading, mentoring or even just building relationships with young people who follow Jesus!