End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry

End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

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LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Developing a Philosophy of Youth Ministry

Dr. Heath Lewis joins Mark and Julianna to discuss the value of creating a philosophy of Youth Ministry.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Developing Philosophy of Christian Education in Youth Ministry

Dr. Dave Rueter joins Mark and Julianna to discuss the value of creating a philosophy of Christian Education in a congregation.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Faith Formation with Dr. Dave Rueter

Dr. Dave Rueter joins Mark and Julianna to discuss strategies and theories for the faith formation of young people.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Being a Long-Term Leader in Times of Stress

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann joins Mark and Julianna to talk about how we care for ourselves as lay and professional youth leaders.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Addressing Conflict in Youth Ministry

Rev. Marty Hasz joins Mark and Julianna to talk about how to address conflict in your ministry.  

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth and Young Adult Poll from the 2019 Gathering

Mark and Julianna review the data that we receive every three years at the LCMS Youth Gathering.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research – Impact of Environment and Reaching Out

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt to discuss the 2017 review with LCMS congregations, their retention, and their relationships with Millennials

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research – Unintentional Neglect and Prioritizing Gen Z

Mark and Julianna are joined by DCE Dr. Kevin Borchers to discuss how the church unintentionally neglects young people and what we can do about it.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: Power of Parents and Leadership

Dr. Dave Rueter joins Mark and Julianna to discuss the impact of parents and leadership of youth, young people and church retention.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Research: Young Adult Survey and Focus Groups Review

Mark and Julianna are joined by Ryan Curnutt, Senior Research Analyst at the LCMS, as they share findings from the young adult survey and focus groups.