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Episode 10 - Checking In on College Students

Episode 10 - Checking In on College Students

April 12, 2018

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1:33 - Who is in Generation Z? 
3:00 - Jake's College Legacy: Body Painting....
5:14 - Julia lived in a closet Freshman year
7:25 - Is it Youth Ministry's Responsibility to Check in with College Students?
10:25 - Continuing Discipleship through College Transitions/Decisions
13:54 - Equipping Teens Before They Go
16:12 - "So College" Event with Decision-Making Prompts, Contact Cards & Do-Good Books
19:42 - Getting Them to "Opt In" Before they Leave
23:25 - Specific Communication Tactics
25:49 - Holy Hour Intercession!
27:40 - Invite/Include the Parish
27:58 - Get up & Go Visit!
30:30 - Take Advantage While They're on Break
35:14 - Not Everyone Goes to College
37:38 - Challenge them to Grow

Episode 8 - How to Give an Effective Witness Talk

Episode 8 - How to Give an Effective Witness Talk

January 25, 2018

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2:26 Failed Witness Talks Stories
5:33 Difference between Witness Talk & "Teaching" talk
10:31 Step 1 - Pray
14:38 Most Commonly Missed Parts of a Talk
16:32 Step 2 - Understand Your Role, Know Environment
18:43 Step 3 - Prep Time!
22:42 Why Practicing is Worth it
26:59 Step 4 - Ask Questions
28:09 Step 5 - Organization & Outline
33:06 Step 6 - Sharing Your Story
36:26 Make sure your story is resolved
38:23 How to Help Prepare Someone Else to Give a Witness Talk

Episode 7 - So You Want To Be a YM Volunteer

Episode 7 - So You Want To Be a YM Volunteer

December 29, 2017

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0:41 We have another guest: Nick Vergatos
1:20 Finding Great Volunteers
6:41 Know What You Want From Volunteers
7:45 Why it's good to avoid the term "volunteer"
9:05 Alternative words to use for those that help in ministry
11:20 "Dating" vs. "Marrying" Your Volunteers
14:43 Creating Volunteer Job Descriptions
15:44 Equipping New Volunteers
17:47 Continual Training and Orientation is Vital
18:42 DTR (Define the Relationship) With Volunteers
21:40 Volunteers Understanding Wins
23:15 Interview with Nick Vergatos
29:42 What Keeps Nick Coming Back 

  • Why he wanted to get involved
  • Process of getting involved
  • Why he keeps coming back
  • How to decide what roles to take on
  • When he's been celebrated as a volunteer

36:24 Playing to Strengths of Volunteers
Volunteer Shout Outs

Episode 6 - The Eucharist

Episode 6 - The Eucharist

December 14, 2017

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0:33 We Have Our FIRST GUEST: Reid Leazier
1:35 A little bit about Reid "Lightning" Leazier
6:28 Pro-Eucharist Biblical Reference to The Eucharist as the Source & Summit of Our Faith
8:33 Reference to National Directory of Catechesis
9:25 "Youth Mass" - should you have one?
12:00 Connection with Our Lord Must Begin in The Eucharistic Celebration
13:14 Sacrosanctum Consilium & Lumen Gentium references 
16:45 Body & Blood of Christ is not a symbol
18:44 Celebrate Eucharist in Community
23:06 Liturgy of the Hours & Liturgy of the Word
25:10 How to Connect Students to the Eucharist
26:48 Get the Parents involved
28:16 How to Fully Participate in and Focus on the Liturgy
34:36 Eucharist Brings about Grace
37:01 When/Why to Abstain from Receiving the Eucharist
40:12 Explaining Adoration to Teens
45:20 Building the Interior with Quiet Time

Episode 4 - Assigning Small Groups

Episode 4 - Assigning Small Groups

October 20, 2017

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1:11 Why is Julia so hydrated? #Trusting&Adjusting 
3:50 Jake got schooled by a high schooler 
5:54 Paul got electrocuted in Bolivia
9:04 Intro to Assigning Small Groups
12:05 Know your teens ... what you should know
17:19 Don't underestimate the power of prayer in the process
18:42 Major Categories for Consideration
26:22 Placing Adult Leaders
36:05 Small Group Shoutouts

Episode 3 - The Art of Accompaniment

Episode 3 - The Art of Accompaniment

September 29, 2017

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0:51 Youth Ministry Kickoff ideas
3:12 Stories we Remember from our Freshman Year
10:45 What Makes up a Freshman?
12:08 EVERYTHING IS NEW - new high school "System"
16:30 Resource Alert! Phase Cards by grades!
18:45 Changing Physically, Emotionally, Relationally
21:39 How Can We Help
25:12 Orientation Done Right
33:35 Give them a person who cares and invests in them
36:22 Give them a place to feel safe