48 episodes

Tj works as a youth pastor. Sonny works as an addictions/mental health counselor. Together they discuss their passion for working with youth, the differences in their approaches, and what strategies are best for reaching the youth on the fringes of society. Tj is funny. Sonny thinks he is funny.

The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast

    • Christianity
    • 5.0, 74 Ratings

Tj works as a youth pastor. Sonny works as an addictions/mental health counselor. Together they discuss their passion for working with youth, the differences in their approaches, and what strategies are best for reaching the youth on the fringes of society. Tj is funny. Sonny thinks he is funny.

    Episode #48 Door Dashing our way to "HD"

    Episode #48 Door Dashing our way to "HD"

     
    TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 
    This week's show segments:
    Intro- Week 2 of Live streaming + Tj gets an upgrade
    Question of the Week- What is something in your line of work that is absolutely unnecessary? 
    Tales from the Fringe- "Talk with me, not at me" & Crazy Woman on the Roof 
    Pick or Flick- The Impossible Whopper, BBQing, The Last Dance, Going out in a pandemic 
    We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 
    You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, and more! 
    Follow on Instagram and like the Facebook  page. AND GO!

    • 48 min
    Episode #47 The "No Kidding" LIVE Podcast

    Episode #47 The "No Kidding" LIVE Podcast

    TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 
    This week's show segments:
    Intro- Tj & Sonny become "essential" 
    Question of the Week- What revelation have you had about your "usual" work schedule now that you're in quarantine? 
    Tales from the Fringe- The Game of Telephone & "Don't Cut Me Out" 
    Pick or Flick- Tiger King, Ozark, the #oneminutemessage, teeny-bopper shows 
    We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 
    You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, and more! 
    Follow on Instagram and like the Facebook  page. AND GO!

    • 41 min
    Episode #46 Talkin' bout the 'Rona

    Episode #46 Talkin' bout the 'Rona

    TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 
    This week's show segments:
    Intro- Life in Quarantine (lift weights, buy food, prep for apocalypse) 
    Question of the Week- How are you doing youth work in quarantine? 
    Tales from the Fringe- Lil' Rona & The Best Day of Your Life
    Pick or Flick- "I am Legend", a break from pro sports, "Surrogates", Fortnite 
    We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 
    You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, and more! 
    Follow on Instagram and like the Facebook  page. AND GO!

    • 45 min
    Episode #45 Catching up with Bubu

    Episode #45 Catching up with Bubu

    Episode #45 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 


    TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 
    This week's show features guest host Bubu Puente from Woodburn, OR. Bubu wears many youth worker hats: home to school liaison for Woodburn SD, coach, mentor, life coach, pastor, and more. He shares some great insight in the following segments: 
    Intro- Who is Bubu?
    Question of the Week- How do you balance being a Fringe youth worker and being a great dad? 
    Tales from the Fringe- He calls me "Dad"
    Pick or Flick- Toilet paper hoarding, TikTok dances, and Mariota to the Raiders
    We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 
    You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, and more! 
    Follow on Instagram and like the Facebook  page. AND GO! 

    • 29 min
    Episode #44 Chicken Soup for the Youth Worker's Soul

    Episode #44 Chicken Soup for the Youth Worker's Soul

    Join us for Episode #44 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 


    TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 
    This week's show segments are as follows:  
    Intro- DIY Haircuts
    Question of the Week- "What’s the personal metaphor that you live by in youth work?"
    Tj's blog post https://blog.downloadyouthministry.com/guest-post-the-gaga-ball-of-faithfulness/?fbclid=IwAR10JVbKpYUDl1ky-IHZiRA_b9OmqrGT2gJ6lQ38CpWiVY_pWN07KCOqrVU

    Tales from the Fringe- Church is for Everyone & Hospital Visits 
    Pick or Flick- Going to Concerts, Coffee Dates, To-Do Lists, Church Lock-Ins
    We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 
    You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, and more! 
    Follow on Instagram and like the Facebook  page. AND GO! 

    • 46 min
    Episode #43 What we learned at "Hell Camp"

    Episode #43 What we learned at "Hell Camp"

    Join us for Episode #43 of The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast. A weekly podcast that looks at working with marginalized youth from the perspective of a youth pastor (TJ) and an addictions/mental health counselor (Sonny). 

    TJ & Sonny have served in ministry together, been friends for years, and honed their respective styles in their approach to reaching disenfranchised youth. 
    This week's show features guest host Brittany Bowling from Portland, OR. Show segments are as follows:  
    Intro- Running 10 miles vs. Walking a dog for 2 miles
    Question of the Week- "What caused you to start coming to church as a teenager, and what kept you there?" 
    Tales from the Fringe- Making Explosives at "Hell Camp" & Throw Down at the Skating Rink 
    Pick or Flick- British bulldog (the game), TikTok dances, School Dance Chaperones, and Coaching 
    Brittany Bowling is a teacher and coach at Westside Christian High School in Tigard, Oregon. She's also a super volunteer at GracePointe Church in Milwaukie, Oregon where she works with a bunch of Fringe students! You can read more here: https://www.wchsonline.org/athletics/volleyball.cfm
    We are a part of the Youth Ministry Podcast Network. For more info on the network and to check out other podcasts go to youthministrypodcastnetwork.com 
    You can find The Fringe Youth Worker Podcast on iTunes , Spotify, Google Play Music, Stitcher, TuneInRadio, and more! 
    Follow on Instagram and like the Facebook  page. AND GO! 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Sabejojo ,

Great!

INTEGRITY. These people have it. I love it. ❤️🔥

Jingle47 ,

Great resource!

They talk about the nitty gritty of youth ministry with a genuine love for teens and an understanding of today’s youth culture and struggles.

ikern16 ,

Great show!

This podcast is great and the guys are awesome! Practical things to use throughout Ministry in every episode!

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