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 — Understanding Christian Worldview

Dr. Brad Alles and Rev. Joe Cox join Mark & Julianna to give resources to develop our worldview grounded in God’s Word and truth.   

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — YouthLead and Supporting Teen Leaders

Members of the YouthLead Executive Team join Mark and Julianna in talking about how to support teen leaders and what they enjoy about being young leaders themselves.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Supporting International Missions

Rev. Mark Rabe and Erin Alter from the LCMS Office of International Mission join us to talk about how youth leaders can explore mission locally and across the globe.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Exploring the 40 End Goals – God’s Story, My Story

Julianna and Mark talk to Pastor Ted Doering about his study that dives into God’s story and our story.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Difficult Conversations: Gender and Sexuality

Pastor Jonathan and Christa Petzold help us think about how to approach issues of gender and sexuality in our youth ministry.  

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Exploring the 40 End Goals: Vocation for What’s Next

DCE Amanda Jahnke joins Mark and Julianna to talk about vocation with teens now and in the future.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Difficult Conversations: Suicide

Megan Miessler, LCSW, joins Mark and Julianna to talk about how we can approach the topic of suicide and care for young people who may experience crisis around suicide.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Exploring the 40 End Goals: Life In All Things

Deaconess Emma Heinz and Deaconess Dr. Tiffany Manor talk about how we approach life issues in youth ministry and teach a full theology of life in all things to our youth.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Difficult Conversations: Drug and Alcohol Addiction 

Rev. Brian Earl joins Mark and Julianna to talk about ministering in the face of drug and substance use and addiction.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals — Exploring the 40 End Goals: In the Midst of Difficult Times

Pastor Brandon Metcalf talks about his study and how we can support teens regardless of what challenges they face.