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Episode 23- Cause Dialogue

Episode 23- Cause Dialogue

April 12, 2019

Episode 23 - Cause Dialogue

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02:04- What's This Topic All About?
03:44- What is Catechesis? #Echo
06:40- Set the Tone (& the space!)
10:14- Follow Your Own Expectations
12:59- Ask GreatQuestions
17:30- We Promise...You're Qualified
19:28- Don't Seek the "Right" Answer
22:23- Speak the Truth in Love
24:32 - Continue the Conversation

Shareables

  • Jesus asked questionsof his apostles! Asking questions is a good thing! Making people think is a good thing!
  • Flocknoteis STILL AWESOME. If you haven't seen the wonderful things they do to help you communicate to your flock (your parish), you owe it to yourself to check it out.
  • We love the idea of having small group bins that hold papers, pens, reminders, etc. Check out these deep colorful bins or these shallow paper-holding bins

Paul thinks he owns this podcast. You're Qualified. Julia wants to be a tour guide. #SheBack #Echo #Catechesis #CauseDialogue #DistractionFree #AskQuestions

Episode 22 - Partner With Parents

Episode 22 - Partner With Parents

March 28, 2019

Episode 22 - Partner With Parents

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01:27 - We All Have Parents...
03:30 - Parent Memoires
05:26- You're Not A Secret Agent: Meet the Parents
13:30- Compliment & Complement Parents
17:38- Be Family Friendly in Scheduling
20:54- Brag On the Kids!
26:45- Parents Aren't (Shouldn't Be) Intimidating
28:07- Honor The Parent's Desires
30:39- Safety first...!
34:40- Never Side With Kids Over Parents
35:40- TRUST Parents

Shareables

Episode 21 - Show Up

Episode 21 - Show Up

March 7, 2019

Episode 21- Show Up

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01:03 - We're starting a volunteer series!
03:18 - We're also writing a book
05:16 - Principle One: Show Up
07:23 - Lasting vs. Fleeting Effect
09:44 - Incarnational Ministry
11:13 - Be Prepared & Give Thought
17:14 - Know What's Going on& Have a Backup Plan
22:43 - Consistency is Necessary
30:08 - No Empty Promises!
31:53 - Have an Impact
37:10 - Prayer & Affirmation
39:36 - Show Up for Parents
43:34 - Angelic Voices Singing

Show Notes: https://dol-in.org/news/episode-21-show-up

Episode 20 - Interview with Mike Patin

Episode 20 - Interview with Mike Patin

February 20, 2019

EPISODE 20 SHOW NOTES

With Special Guest: Mike Patin

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00:19 - History of Personal Ministry
02:55 - Entering into a Community
05:17 - Struggles Encountered in Ministry
08:25 - Finding Support in Struggles
13:52 - Importance of Christian Community & Accountability Partners
24:37 - Don't Neglect Prayer
26:05 - Make Space for God with Regularity
34:12 - How Do You Stay "Fresh" in Ministry

Shareable Mike Patin Quotes

  • "You can't give what you don't have"
  • "If my ministry is not flowing out of my relationship with God, then it's not good ministry. If ministry is the only way I'm sustaining and nurturing my relationship with God, then I get in trouble"
  • "Make time to slow down the clock and give God the opportunity. Too often I have gone into retreat with expectations that were unfair and I couldn't just be with it for God."
  • Do not wait for community to be created for you. Create an intentional support community for yourself."
  • "I can fool myself on intentionality unless I have an accountability 'somebody'."

Interested in Connecting with Mike Patin?
mikepatin.com

Episode 19 - Discipleship Path with Edmund Mitchell

Episode 19 - Discipleship Path with Edmund Mitchell

September 14, 2018

EPISODE 19 SHOW NOTES

With Special Guest: Edmund Mitchell

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00:21- Special Guest: Edmund Mitchell
01:33- What We'll Cover Today
02:12- Edmund's Short Life Story
09:43- Current Ministry Heirarchy
11:14- What is a Clear Path (& Stages) of Discipleship

  • Seekers, Disciples, Apostles
  • Win, Build, Send
  • Encounter Grow, Serve/Witness
  • Membership Maturity, Ministry, Mission
  • Pre-catechumenate, catechumenate, mistagogy

17:25- Growing Disciples At Their Own Pace
21:00- Bringing People In that are Out
25:20- Who's Your Audience in Proclaiming?
27:12- Get into the Mind of an Outsider
29:38- Personal Encounter (It's Okay if People are Unhappy!)
31:31- Good Habits to Develop to Lead
34:18- Retreat Experiences
36:41- Discipleship 101

Shareables (resources) 

Episode 18 - Why Attendance Matters

Episode 18 - Why Attendance Matters

September 10, 2018

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EPISODE 18 SHOW NOTES

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00:30- If our Podcast was an Animal...
03:15- Paul got a new title, Julia got a new name!
05:07- "If one person shows up, it's worth it" ... or is it not?
10:18- Safety & Attendance Stories
14:50 - What Numbers Should We Track?
16:50- The Long View: Why Numbers Matter
18:18- You Are Not (always) The Problem
22:39- How to Use Numbers
31:17- What is a Healthy Average Attendance?
39:18- When Your Supervisor Wants Numbers...
41:13- How to Make Them Grow
42:38- How to Effectively Take Attendance
51:58- Youth Ministry Point System

Shareables (resources) 

Episode 17 - Keeping Involvement Past Confirmation

Episode 17 - Keeping Involvement Past Confirmation

August 31, 2018

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EPISODE 17 SHOW NOTES

With Special Guest: Pat Millea

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00:15- Paul & Pat's History
04:12- Pat's Current Parish Ministry
07:15- End Goal After Confirmation

09:54- Involvement Outside of Youth Ministry
11:26- Liturgical (& Sacramental) Involvement
16:52- Make them Leaders
18:21- Confirmation Interviews
25:44- Christ Calls us to be Active
28:46- Peer-to-Peer Ministry
31:32- Good Ministry Is More Work
33:42 - Potential Shift in Ministry Style
35:53- Recognize Your Wins
38:00- Baby Steps Are Okay - Just. Keep. Doing. It!

Shareables (resources) 

  • Paul referenced "wins" in your ministry. If you're looking for about that, listen to our first episode- we go into all the details of wins in ministry!
  • Paul's also talks about Kenna's episode (Pat's wife) about accompaniment. Take a listen tothat episode here!
  • Pat's parish, St. Michael Catholic Churchis in Prior Lake, Minnesota. Check out what they have going on in their parish. Here's a link to their high school ministry instagram too!
  • The classic "M" picture that Pat talks about seems to be popular...even tothis bride!
  • Try sitting down with your confirmation candidates before the Sacrament and evaluate various interests to help keep them involved. Here's a template to get you started!
Episode 16 - Art of Accompaniment (part 2)

Episode 16 - Art of Accompaniment (part 2)

August 20, 2018

EPISODE 16 SHOW NOTES

With Special Guest: Kenna Millea

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01:07- The Right Approach to Accompaniment
03:23 - Non-verbal Communication is KEY to Making Kids Feel Safe
06:04- Be Self-Aware Before Talking With Youth 
10:25- Understanding Accurate Empathy 
16:46- Practicing Accurate Empathy (& Humility)
19:22- Role Playing Ministry Scenarios
21:20 - "Go-To" Questions to Start Deep, Open Conversation

  1. What was "the thing" that lead you to come here?
  2. What needs to happen at the end of this to make it worthwhile?

Shareables (resources) 

  • This podcast builds off our Third Podcast, The Art of Accompaniment. Take a listen if you're looking for even more ways to journey with your youth.
  • Pope Francis calls us to this accompaniment in his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium- give it a read.
Episode 15 - Fundraising in Ministry

Episode 15 - Fundraising in Ministry

August 9, 2018

 

EPISODE 15 SHOW NOTES

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00:25- Julia has a new job...and almost a new name!
03:35 - Car Wash Fundraiser Fail...
05:15- Youth Ministry's Role in Fundraising
07:09- Stewardship & the Current Culture of Giving
10:29- Establish & Share Your Youth Ministry Mission
15:15- Tips for an Effective Fundraiser (ex: Car Wash)
21:30- Creative Fundraising Ideas
25:30- Starting an Endowment
27:21- More Creative Fundraising Ideas
31:38- Jake Found A Treasure Map Under the Table
32:22- Include Your Family
34:09- Strategic Fundraising
37:35- Fundraising Follow Up
41:24 - Low Income Parish Fundraising

Shareables (resources) 

  • Here is Julia's task list for the three fundraisers they ran for the National Catholic Youth Conference. Use it as a jump off point to create one of your own! 
  • If you want to have people sign up to help with fundraising, use a form like this at your first meeting to have them choose items on your task list!
  • If your alumni had a positive and impactful experience at an event, think about asking them to contribute funds. Here is a sample of a letter you can send for alumni appeal.
  • If you're looking for a way to set up a fundraising platform for your whole group or for a specific project, check out CherryFish as an option for your parish.
Episode 14 - Mission Trip Follow-Up

Episode 14 - Mission Trip Follow-Up

July 27, 2018

Show Notes: https://dol-in.org/news/episode-14-mission-trip-follow-up

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02:21 - Mission Trip Stories
05:40 - Auxier, KY History
08:03 - Preparing to Return Home...Before You Leave
10:36 - Keeping Parents in the Loop While You're Gone
13:10 - Patron Saint of Your Trip
15:14 - Preparing to Return Home...During the Trip
18:15 - Develop a One Minute Witness
21:43 - What’s the Service Action Plan?
22:21 - Making an Effective “Letter to Self”
25:52 - Hold a Mission Night
30:02 - Foster Community Going Forward
35:10 - Invite the Parish in
37:06 - End in Prayer with Alumni
39:20 - Give Thanks to Those that Helped