Pizza & Side Hugs
Episode 18 - Why Attendance Matters

Episode 18 - Why Attendance Matters

September 10, 2018

PIZZA & SIDEHUGS

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 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

Episode 13 - GAMES!

Episode 13 - GAMES!

June 22, 2018

Show Notes: https://dol-in.org/news/episode-13-games

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01:41 - Failed Games
12:21- Why we Play Games
21:29 - Things to be Aware of During Games
27:27 - Strategically Varying the Type of Games
35:39 - What if Youth Don't  Want to Play
38:40 - Tactics to make your games work  
45:38 - Are Prizes Needed?     
50:25 - Our Favorite Games

Episode 11 - How to Say Thank You

Episode 11 - How to Say Thank You

April 26, 2018

Show Notes: http://www.dol-in.org/news/episode-11-how-to-say-thank-you

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1:40 End of the Year Stories
7:44 Why should we say thank you? (It’s just polite)
9:47 Affirm People for Cooperating with God
13:38 Whom should we be thanking in our ministry?
15:05 Be SPECIFIC and personal in your thanks
20:49 When should you say thank you
23:00 Volunteer Survival Kit
25:28 Up Front Thanks
30:16 Ideas for saying thank you
37:43 Long Time Celebrations!

Episode 9 - How to Get People to Show Up

Episode 9 - How to Get People to Show Up

March 19, 2018

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2:10 When No One Shows Up Stories 
8:00 Getting People to Show Up to New/Different Events 
10:30 Advertise Ministry Differently (Snapchat!) 
14:17 Mentality of Hospitality 
18:29 Advanced Notice is KEY 
19:47 Syncing Ministry Calendars Straight to Phones 
22:54 Who Needs to Have the Info? 
24:45 Examine Your Processes 
25:39 Save the Dates are Your Friend 
27:25 Create "The Purple Cow"  
34:34 The Ministry Stretch (Creep) 
37:52 It's about the Relationship 

Episode 1 - Identifying Wins in Youth Ministry

Episode 1 - Identifying Wins in Youth Ministry

August 29, 2017

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0:00 - Where we got the name: Pizza & Side Hugs 
2:25 - Why we're doing the podcast and what to expect 
4:27 - Basic info about your rockin' hosts 
8:10 - Most unique (and additional) title we have held in youth ministry 
13:00 - Embracing the crazy and actually identifying wins 
15:33 - What happens when we don’t identify wins...yikes! 
18:36 - What wins look like in ministry- measurable, anecdotal, long-term etc 
28:36 - Evaluating wins on regular intervals 
32:07 - How to get started using wins 

Shareables

(As promised) Fun Facts about Jake Teitgen 
1. He can't touch his pinky and thumb together 
2. He attended the University of Notre Dame and rowed crew...or however you say that! 
3. He karaokes on the reg...and knows every word to his "go-to" songs