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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 12 - Talking About Current Events

Episode 12 - Talking About Current Events

June 13, 2018

Show Notes: dol-in.org/news/episode-12-talking-about-current-events

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0:00 - Jake on the Noblesville School Shooting
2:20 - Current or Tragic Events in Ministry
4:00 - Events that Affected us as Teens
8:57 - Defining & Recognizing Current Events 
14:28 - Current Events Can Get Messy
17:48 - Include Parents (resources!)
21:16 - Reach Out to Schools
24:11 - Don't Always Be “Reactionary” 
26:07 - Equip Volunteers For Conversation
28:39 - Tie into Larger Picture of Catholic Trials (Pray the Psalms)
36:49 - Five Levels of Engaging Current Events
43:52 - “10 Reasons Why” as a Ministry Event
56:20 - Holding a Ministry Night Does NOT solve it all!

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 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 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 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