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FourFiveSix.org: Great Ideas for your Preteen Ministry

Looking for great (game, object lessons, worship, volunteer celebration, etc. etc.) ideas to take your preteen ministry to the next level? This podcast is created and curated by FourFiveSix.org, a community of leading voices in preteen ministry. Our goal is simple: a short (4,5, or 6 minute) podcast a few times a week (4, 5, or 6 times) that gives you a quick, easy, free idea that you can use in your preteen ministry THIS WEEK. Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Want to get more great ideas right now? Come join the community of preteen leaders at fourfivesix.org
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 11, 2019

Today on the podcast, Sean talks about the concept of setting aside a space that is separate from work.

This concept comes from the book Sean is reading with the Peer Group 2 leaders, called The Softer Side of Leadership by Eugene B. Habecker. In the book the author suggests setting aside a space that is set aside, like the Sabbath, that is not for work. He went on to suggest that you are also creating this space for people that follow you. Do you do this with your volunteers or partners, do you send out a text or phone call during a day off? When you are in that space you are able to think deeper. Find some times when you can set aside sacred space for not only yourself but also those around you.

If you would like to be apart of the new peer groups beginning in the fall check out this site.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

May 10, 2019

Today on the podcast, Sean speaks with Chris Santos the 6th grade, Pastor in Elevate regarding the recent Mexico missions trip with the 6th graders.

Chris along with 9 other adults took 9 - 6th graders, a junior high student and a high school student on a 5-day Mexico Mission trip. The team flew from Northern California to San Diego and then rented minivans and drove over the border. They went to work with SOW Ministries (Serving Orphans and Widows) in Mexico. Each day was full of amazing ministry opportunities and outreach. Chris gives detailed information of their day to day schedule.

The great opportunity with SOW is that they will plan everything, all you have to do is get your team there. Partnering with a local organization is the smart way to do a mission trip because they know the area and the needs of the people in that area.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

May 9, 2019

Today on the podcast, Sean shares a portion of Karl Bastian’s breakout from the 2019 Preteen Conference.

Karl Bastian is a children’s pastor in Aurora Colorado. His goal is to be relevant with todays kids and he tries to keep up on their current culture. You can learn more about Karl and Kidology by visiting his website. He emphasizes he is not an expert in this field but by the name it suggests he is always learning and staying current on all things kids.

Kidology comes from the concept of having a ministry that is within the culture and world of kids. To be a great kids pastor Karl suggests that you have to stay current with what is popular in their culture. He suggests never losing that passion because it is such a powerful tool for ministry. Karl suggests questioning ever your newcomers interests and references a form which you can find here. We need to be knowledgeable about the culture, so that in the case of biblical issues we are able to correct them.

If you like what you heard today and want to hear the rest of Karl’s breakout session along with 28 others you can purchase the set of recordings here.

Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to podcast@fourfivesix.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.

May 8, 2019

Today on the podcast, Sean speaks about a speaker Daniel Im who has a different take on the 70-20-10 principle.

In adult education theory and leadership practice that learning comes about in this breakdown, 70% by doing, 20% by interacting, and 10% by listening. Daniel points out that in church we flip that around and have 70% of teaching, 20% of talking about it and only 10% of doing it. Daniel wonders what might occur if we take this idea and flip it around in the churches. We know that preteens learn better when they are able to “do” what you are teaching.

If you want to check out more from Daniel Im check out this site.

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