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End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

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End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

    #020: Youth Gathering Resource: DCE Rebecca Duport and Dealing with Fear

    #020: Youth Gathering Resource: DCE Rebecca Duport and Dealing with Fear

    Young people today are living in a world marked by fear, anxiety and shame. Mark and Julianna are joined by DCE Rebecca Duport to talk about how we can address that fear by pointing young people to our God who has conquered fear. Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com.

    Bio: DCE Rebecca Duport who serves as Director of the DCE Program at Concordia University in Irvine, CA and Assistant Professor of Christian Education Leadership.  Rebecca has served at Concordia since 2014 and is also the Associate Director of Crosswise Institute.  Prior to CUI - Rebecca has served as a DCE in Idaho, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Florida in life-span education roles working with Children, Youth, Family, Older Adults. She also speaks at youth gatherings, retreats and conferences. Along with her husband, Kyle, she enjoys spending time with her four boys and their events in scouting, sports and school. 

    • 34 min
    Special Episode: Return from COVID-19

    Special Episode: Return from COVID-19

    As we move through the tremendous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not too early to be thinking about what happens as we return to a new normal. This is a great moment for assessment and strategy to build on what we have experienced and learned through this difficult time. Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com.

    End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

    • 27 min
    #019: Youth Gathering Resource: Kayla Brock and Social Media

    #019: Youth Gathering Resource: Kayla Brock and Social Media

    Social media is a part of nearly all of our lives and it has an impact your youth ministry shouldn’t ignore. DCE Kayla Brock joins Mark and Julianna to talk about her resource “Created to Connect” and how youth ministries can help young people utilize social media in a healthy, God pleasing way.  Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com.

    Bio: Kayla is a born and raised Texas who was born smack dab in the middle of the millennial generation and she takes great pride in the millennial title. Kayla loves seeing God work in people of all ages and across all cultures and she finds her deepest joy in the invitation God gives us to go and make disciples. In her free time, Kayla can be found snap chatting, not answering phone calls, and adventuring. 

    End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

    • 28 min
    #018: Youth Gathering Resource: Rev. Dr. Mark Koschmann and Vocation

    #018: Youth Gathering Resource: Rev. Dr. Mark Koschmann and Vocation

    Rev. Dr. Mark Koschmann joins Rev. Mark Kiessling and DCE Julianna Shults to talk about the importance of vocation for youth ministry and his resource “Leading Lives that Matter”. They will discuss how to guide young people as they discover their purpose in life and plan for the future by deepening their understanding of vocation. Learn about Concordia St. Paul at csp.edu. Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com.
    Bio: Rev. Dr. Mark Koschmann serves as Assistant Professor of Theology and Ministry and the Hoffmann Mentoring Initiatives Director at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Dr. Koschmann teaches courses on Christian mission and outreach, world religions, and a special course offering for students taking part in the Hoffmann Mentoring Initiative called, “Faith and Justice in the City.” He also teaches courses specifically related to Concordia’s Director of Christian Outreach program. 

    • 39 min
    #017: Youth Gathering Resource: Heather Ruesch and Sexuality Mentality

    #017: Youth Gathering Resource: Heather Ruesch and Sexuality Mentality

    Heather Ruesch joins Rev. Mark Kiessling and DCE Julianna Shults in the studio to talk about her resource “Sexuality Mentality – Creating a Culture of Biblical Integrity”. She talks about how these discussions are critical with teens as they prepare to live a life of biblical sexual integrity. Her recent tour focuses on the value of all human life and the importance of our identity in Christ. Sexuality Mentality from CPH: https://www.cph.org/p-31989-sexuality-mentality-creating-a-culture-of-biblical-integrity.aspx
    Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com.
    Bio: Heather Ruesch is a respected life-issues advocate, communicator, and author. She has served as the executive director of crisis pregnancy centers and is a dynamic sexual integrity educator. “Equipping Christians to speak boldly the value that every human life has to our Creator, through clear and focused teaching in God’s Word, that begins first and foremost when we comprehend our own intrinsic value found solely in Jesus Christ.”

    • 38 min
    #016: 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry: Unique Vocation

    #016: 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry: Unique Vocation

    Healthy youth ministry helps young people to live out their unique vocation. Every young person has a number of vocational roles in their home, school, church and community. Mark and Julianna discuss how healthy youth ministry can help teens embrace their vocation and live it out to love and care for their neighbor. Find the LCMS Youth Ministry resource website at youthesource.com.

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