Ministry Zoo with Wes and Jess
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December 06, 2016 10:32 AM PST
Today's discussion centered on how we deal with criticism. It isn't easy, but we need to respond in a way that doesn't do more damage than good. Do you have additional suggestions on how to deal with criticism? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org: Ministry Resources
December 01, 2016 01:32 PM PST
We had a discussion today about several apps and resources we feel are vital for youth ministry. Take a listen and see what you think. Let us know if you have some we didn't mention!
September 30, 2016 01:08 PM PDT
This weekend we are in the Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN. We are at the Ministering to Youth Conference (M2Y). If you are new to youth ministry or a seasoned veteran, check out the conference! www.m2yconference.com023: Youth Ministry 101
September 22, 2016 10:47 AM PDT
Today we discussed some of the expectations of youth ministry and some of the things you might never expect. If you've been in ministry a while, or are just thinking about it, this episode might be for you!022: Marketing Your Group
September 13, 2016 10:19 AM PDT
Today we talked about ways to market your group and events. We would love to hear how you get the word out about your church and your events. Thanks for listening!021: Choosing a Curriculum
September 06, 2016 01:02 PM PDT
In today's episode we discussed the formats we use for our Bible classes and types of curriculum we use. We want to hear from you about what works for your education departments. Jess mentioned the Journeyland Material in the episode. That comes from the Memorial Road Church of Christ out of Edmund, Oklahoma. Here is the link to their material: http://www.mrcc.org/resources/curriculum/journey-land-grades-1-5-curriculum020: God or Entertainment?
August 30, 2016 11:30 AM PDT
Today we discussed the importance of our worship and how God should be the sole spectator. Worship is not about how much we get out of it, but how much we put in.
August 23, 2016 06:57 PM PDT
It can happen to anyone, and ministers are not exempt. Burnout. Today we suggested 6 keys to overcoming and avoiding burnout. We would love to hear how you avoid it as well! Search for us on Facebook, find us on Twitter (@ministryzoo), or email us at email@example.com. Thanks for listening!018: Interview with Kurtis Aston
August 12, 2016 10:51 AM PDT
Today we interviewed a friend to get his perspective as a new (one year) Christian working and going to school. Many people find it difficulty to remain faithful when their lives are so busy in other areas. Kurtis is a great example of someone who keeps his faith the number one priority.017: Christian Influence at School
August 04, 2016 10:39 AM PDT
Today's episode was aimed at our young people as we discussed being positive Christian influences this school year, but the points we made can definitely apply to adults.
We streamed this episode live on Facebook, so you can watch it on the Ministry Zoo page if you would like. In the future, we are going to try to utilize Facebook live and Periscope as well, so be looking for that.
ONE MORE THING: Be listening next week as we introduce a giveaway!
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