Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL

Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL

A Podcast for Professional Youth Workers, especially those connected to the Episcopal Church.

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May 10, 2021 18 min

Welcome to episode 2 of Youth in Leadership.  In this episode, Arianna has a converrsation with Tai Jackson.

Tai is a sophomore, a member St. Margaret's Carrolton, and attended Steps to Lead 2020.

Tai speaks about his passion project of creating a LGBTQ+ Alliance Club at his high school. He further elaborates on his faith, the challenges he faces in leadership, and how advocacy and being an ally is important work as a follo...

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Welcome to a very special episode of Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL. We are excited to share a new project of our diocese that recently premiered on YouTube. We know we have a core audience of this podcast that will greatly appreciate a conversation on leadership between the young people we serve.

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The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta is launching a new and innovative interv...

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When the pandemic started, we paused on the episodes we recorded during last year's Rooted in Jesus Conference. With Forma21 in the rearview, we thought it was time to pull these out of the folder and get them to the people. Though some contexts will have certainly changed, there is still much to learn from these conversations with incredible leaders across the Episcopal Church. 

In this episode, our hosts have a conversation wi...

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When the pandemic started, we paused on the episodes we recorded during last year's Rooted in Jesus Conference. With Forma21 in the rearview, we thought it was time to pull these out of the folder and get them to the people. Though some contexts will have certainly changed, there is still much to learn from these conversations with incredible leaders across the Episcopal Church. 

In this episode recorded during the Rooted in Jes...

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When the pandemic started, we paused on the episodes we recorded during last year's Rooted in Jesus Conference. As we approach Forma 2021, we thought it was time to pull these out of the folder and get them to the people. Though some contexts will have certainly changed, there is still much to learn from these conversations with incredible leaders across the Episcopal Church. 

In this episode recorded during the Rooted in Jesus ...

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How are we doing however many days into the pandemics we currently face? What brings up feelings of self-worth and not-enoughness? Where do we find hope in God?

When this time of isolation started, we all felt it would be a season that would eventually pass, but the reality is we have a tough road ahead and we aren't out of the woods yet. In this episode, our hosts along with special guest Samantha Clare, take a hard look at whe...

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October 7, 2020 37 min

Mental Health is an ongoing concern for all people during the pandemic. People are suffering, and it is important that we remember to talk about it. As Youth Workers, it is important to remember we serve young people that are being starved of meaningful connections during this time, and we have an opportunity to provide resources and techniques that might help.

In this episode, the team has a conversation with Dena and Jason Hobbs o...

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August 31, 2020 34 min

Welcome to Season 3 of Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL. In this season, the team will be providing a new format. Every other episode will be a "how-to" approach to youth ministry and opposite episodes will be a discussion will on a hot button and its context in youth ministry.

In the premiere episode of Season 3, our hosts are talking about privilege. In youth ministry in the Episcopal Church, where do we see privilege in ou...

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July 29, 2020 35 min

No one would think we would be entering a fall with such uncertainty in the way we serve young people. How do we move forward with fall plans? What might some new experiments look like? 

In this episode, our hosts have a conversation about what we are still grieving, and where we can find hope. If we look hard enough, hope is still there calling for us to adapt in new ways as Youth Ministers forming disciples to serve one another an...

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This episode features special guest Black Youth Ministers from across the church. Wallace serves as the primary host for the episode and has a conversation on with the following guests.

Myra Garnes: Canon for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
Marvin Mclennon: Director of Children and Youth Ministries at Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock Arkansas
Sierra Gore: Christian Formation and Camping Ministr...

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These are challenging times for young people. As Youth Workers, we are also experiencing these challenges, but we have a responsibility for the well-being of our young people. The reality is if they don't have these conversations of racial healing in faith communities where they are loved, where will they have them?

In this episode, our team sat down with Dr. Catherine Meeks, the Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center fo...

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April 28, 2020 24 min

We have been at Youth Ministry in a Pandemic for a bit now. What have we learned from it? What has been challenging? Where are we seeing things that aren't sustainable? How are we practicing self-care? What the heck is summer going to look like? 

Our hope is this episode is both therapeutic and helpful. We are connected together and walking through this as best we can. Keep at it. You got this. 

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In the last episode, we shared that we would be releasing some new episodes focused on how we serve as Youth Workers in a pandemic. We thought that all these episodes would be fresh out of post-production. We were wrong. 

We had the opportunity to sit down with Melissa Rau, the Episcopal Church Foundation's Director of Partnerships and New Initiatives, at Rooted in Jesus. The conversation focused on Sunday school and why the cur...

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March 27, 2020 32 min

Let's be real about it. Things are challenging right now. We, as Professional Youth Workers that happen to have a Podcast, do not pretend to have any more wisdom than anyone else during these times. What we do know is we are better when we talk about it. And we feel like this episode is an honest conversation about how we are adapting to serve our young people. Let's keep at it. We are all connected together. #Churchisadapt...

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The EYE 2020 Planning Team met in Atlanta at the beginning of February. Host Matt Bowers was given the opportunity to sit down and have a conversation about all things EYE with 3 of the youth team members. Giovanna, Diocese of Northern California, Holly, Diocese of Northwest Texas, and Jackson, Diocese of Massachusetts, shared about the program, what it is like to work as a team across states and countries, and what Youth Workers c...

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In this episode, our hosts sit and discuss updates on EYE20, Episcopal Youth Event, and other points of interest for Youth Workers with Bronwyn Clark Skov, the Officer for Youth Ministry of the Episcopal Church. 

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December 18, 2019 47 min

In this episode, our hosts sit down with Podcast Producer, Easton Davis, to discuss how we use social media to connect with the young people we serve. Topics include different social media platforms, e-newsletter, how we as Ministers interact on social media, and best practices. 

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November 20, 2019 36 min

This episode is an Open Source Session with our hosts. Each host presents a challenge in their current Youth Ministry and hears from their peers on how they might proceed. Each host presents a ministry challenge. 

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This is a special Youth Ministry Short on the importance of discussing race with young people and what it means to become Beloved Community. A Brave Space with Dr. Meeks host, Chelsi Glascoe, sat down with Dr. Meeks during one of their recording sessions to capture this short for Episcopal Youth Ministry in ATL. We are scheduled to have Dr. Meeks for a full episode in early 2020. 

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October 16, 2019 44 min

This episode is personal stories of mistakes made in youth ministry directly from our hosts. Our hosts each take a turn or 2 to talk what happened and what they learned from the experience. It is okay to fail sometimes as long as it is a learning experience. We hope you laugh as much as we did making the episode. 

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