A bonus episode for you, our beloved audience. Building on important work from Yale University, three new books have emerged reimagining youth ministry being centred on joy. Wes Ellis is a contributing author to two of the books, and is a real-life character in the third. Who better to help us develop our understanding of this emerging work.
Also, we’re super proud to announce Season 6 – a collaborative project with Intergenerate Australia, exploring how Intergenerational Ministry can shape discipleship with young people. Stay tuned – S06E01 drops Wednesday July 15!
It’s the end of season 5, and we celebrate this by checking out the new Youth Pastor at the First Church of Springfield. Yes, The Simpsons has discovered the rich repository of humour that is youth ministry, and Bode Wright joins Rev Lovejoy on staff.
After 15 years of not watching The Simpsons, Bradon got access to Foxtel and discovered a lot had happened since he stopped watching. Conveniently (at least for this podcast), two episodes in S31 of The Simpsons explore the caricatured reality of youth ministry in Springfield.
*If you can’t access the episodes yet, you can check out Laughing Place episode summaries of both “Warrin’ Priests” episodes (Part One) (Part Two).
Work Experience Podcast will return for Season 6 later in 2020.
Every good season of the podcast requires a visit from Molk. Join Bradon & Steve as they walk round the block & discuss the opportunity for a radical shift in church culture and priorities as we re-emerge from lock-down.
We’re responded to this changing world by changing our format. We’ll strive to offer shorted episodes that can accompany you on your walks around your neighbourhood, as we all stay home and stay safe.
This week’s guest is Susi Suli, who commenced her first paid ministry role just as lockdown was announced. We chat about calling, discipleship and her experiences working in an institution like our Uniting Church. You can stream below, or via your favourite podcast app. And if you’re listening in Apple Podcasts, please consider leaving a rating & review.
The episode also suggest you can find resources at www.ucayouth.org.au & we recommend you check it out.
We’re joined by three young congregational ministers, Sung Hyun Joo, Radhika Sukumar-White & Adrian Sukumar-White, as we consider how church communities are responding to increased lockdown restrictions.
As part of the Surrender Conference #S20ShalomSessions, our host was fortunate to interview Joanne Shan, Charlene Delos Santos and Brooke Prentis. This week’s episode is some selected highlights from that conversation. The full conversation is available to watch via Youtube below.
The Coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we live, work and play. At WXPC, the crew are now working from home, honouring social distancing guidelines, and ensuring they stay in contact. This week, we made a few phone calls to listeners who have completed the https://workxpc.com/introducing-phone-a-friend/ form (and a few who haven’t).
Massive thanks to Andy Root, Will Nicholas, Nicole Mugford and Melissa French who answered their phones.
Check out Andy Root’s latest book, ‘The End of Youth Ministry?’ today – grab it in various formats from www.amazon.com.au