Youth Ministry in the Middle of Nowhere/s

Facing a scarcity of resources and an immensity of distance, youth ministry in regional and remote towns in Australia is very different to suburban churches. We’re joined by Liusem, Emily, Liam & Olivia to hear their experiences and the role events and technologies play in alleviating isolation.

2019 Vic/Tas Synod News & Reviews

Following the 4.5 day meeting of the Vic/Tas UCA Synod, our field correspondent Bradon French brings updates on proposals and actions. We’re also joined by ex-Moderator/President-Elect Rev Sharon Hollis for a youth-groups-games #LitOrQuit + much more.

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For more information about the 2019 Vic/Tas Synod meeting, head to https://victas.uca.org.au/

Behind the Curve – Our #HotTake on a #FlatEarth

Prompted by watching Behind the Curve, our host invites a few guests to share their thoughts and reactions to the documentary. This is a special episode, where we step outside our usual routine, and we consider how this particular sub-culture might inform us about shifts in broader society.

Significantly, we are also joined by Anthony, the coordinator of the Flat Earth Melbourne Facebook page, to offer the counter opinion.

We hope you find this special episode entertaining and insightful.

Gospel, Truth(s) & Faith Formation

Our host considers some of the ongoing conversations around young people, churches & wider society. What is good news for today’s young people? How will they hear it? How might they consider it as truth in an era of #fakenews?

We check the calendar, say hello to Allan’s dad, and we tackle anti-vaxxers & climate deniers. It’s a jam-packed 20 minutes.

Our library book this week is Andrew Root’s Faith Formation in a Secular Age, the first in a new trilogy. Grab it from Amazon

Food & Field Trips

This week’s episode is a bit of fun, as we hear reports from our field correspondents who have been busy. We hear from Charlotte & James at State Youth Games, Will & Robin at Hawthorn Chicken & Jokbal restaurant, and our humble host offers his thoughts on 2 library books.

Don’t forget you can enter to win the ‘Who’s in the Library’ competition (prize T.B.C.) by telling us who’s voice that is!

Work Experience with Robin Yang

We’re back for Season 4 – we’ve officially outlasted ‘Veronica Mars.’ All the favourites are back, including #LitOrQuit, Sponsor Shout-Outs & the Library. Our guest is Rev Robin Yang, the young adults coordinator for UCA Vic/Tas. We hear his call, his hopes & his advice about some alarming aspects of Korean pop culture.

Let us know what you’re hoping to hear this season, and don’t forget to enter our new library guessing competition.

For more information about parts of this week’s episode, check out Rachel Held Evans‘ website, and check out Kim’s Convenience on Netflix.