After a long summer break, we’re back with a whole new series exploring the relationship between young people & the church. We’re excited to continue exploring the issues & opportunities in youth ministry, as well as continuing to hear from guests who inform our practices.
Episode 1 features a live cross to NYALC as we chat to Dr Deidre Palmer, President of the Uniting Church Assembly. We’ve also done a little housekeeping. Enjoy!
We’ve arrived! Having Dr Andrew Root as a guest is the benchmark for legitimate youth ministry podcasts, and we’re delighted that he’s our guest for our penultimate episode for 2018.
Andy is a prolific writer & leader in the field of theology & youth ministry. He also happens to be a mate.
This episode is a wide-ranging conversation, which culminates in considering the unique place of youth ministry today, and the need for nuanced consideration of the why, before tackling the who & the what.
Check out Andy’s work via his website
Our next WXPLive event will be held on Monday 17 December, 8pm AEDT. The event is streamed live at our Facebook channel.
WXPLive is a live-streamed conversation, hosted by Bradon, with 3 guests discussing questions & playing podcast games. As a live event, the audience can engage & ask questions via the comments section.
To explore Advent & Christmas, we’re excited to have 3 lecturers from Pilgrim Theological College – Rev Dr Robyn Whittaker, Rev Assoc Prof Sean Winter & Rev Assoc Prof John Flett. There’s sure to be a good amount of gold, frankincense & mirth.
This episode is great fun. We chat with a few teenagers in an attempt to learn something of their values, experiences & passions. If we are to minister alongside young people, we first need to listen & travel alongside them.
We also return to the library (#spoilers – this week’s book is amazing) & we play #LitOrQuit with some young friends.
Don’t forget, you can send us questions & feedback via firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to connect with our Facebook & Twitter accounts.
In late 2017, our host travelled to the US. Sarah Heath & the community in Costa Mesa was the first stop, and had a profound impact. Sarah joins the podcast this week for an extended conversation about church restart projects, #bravespaces, politics, podcasting and vocation. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to Sarah’s experience and wisdom.
Sarah is also the host & writer of the Sonderlust podcast (listen via iTunes) – definitely worth checking out.