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011 Mitchell Eithun

Mitchell Eithun joins us to talk about his work as a young composer of music for handbell choirs, the eternal battle between Malmark and Schulmerich and some nerdtastic musical theory! Find Mitchell's recent work at

Duration: 00:27:54

223 Radical Discipleship In WV

Adult and youth participants in the Radical Discipleship Academy of Appalachia join us to talk about the beginnings and results from this leadership and spiritual formation community - one of the only ecclesially-based youth theological academies around! Erin shares, "If you are interested in learning how to do something similar in your Annual Conference, get to know your youth (be in relationship with them) and get to know what they need and want in their faith walks. You may be surprised...

Duration: 00:35:03

222 Compelling Lives At Adrian College

Rev. Dr. Chris Momany joins us to talk about the Adrian College vision for "Compelling Lives" a youth theological academy and a regional undergraduate vocational/spiritual discernment experience centered at their historic abolitionist college campus in Michigan. More on Adrian College student efforts to fight human trafficking at

Duration: 00:27:32

220 Synergy with Ann A. Michel

Ann A. Michel joins us to talk about her new book "Synergy: A Leadership Guide for Church Staff and Volunteers" and its applications for clergy/lay teams leading youth and young adult ministries in local churches. More at Intro/Outro Music by Aaron Hale,

Duration: 00:31:04

219 Ignite With Eric Drew

Eric Drew, Director of Worship for the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church, joins us to talk about the Ignite gathering and how it is encouraging youth and youth workers in deeper discipleship of Jesus Christ. Find our more at Intro/Outro Music by Aaron Hale

Duration: 00:25:29

218 REVERB Triangulate - Supporting Campus Ministries

In this Triangulate! episode, we listen in as Cora Glass asks questions of Michael McCord on how to mobilize support for campus ministries and other ministries with young adults. More on Michael's work at: More on Cora's ministry location at: More on Adrian College's abolitionist work at: Music courtesy of Aaron Hale. More at Interstitials by Tim Jayco

Duration: 00:57:03

216 Kid City

"Kid City is a welcoming community where youth and young adults develop leadership, agency, and intellectual curiosity, and are encouraged to be their best and pursue their dreams. Kid City offers leadership, culture and arts, college access, and college completion programs. Most participants are first generation college or college-bound students from very low income families living in central and south Los Angeles. The program is offered at no or low cost after-school and during school...

Duration: 00:29:11

215 META Student Ministries

Chastity, youth ministry director at META Student Ministries, shares about how this innovative youth ministry was born. More info at Theme Music Courtesy of Aaron Hale, Interstitial Music Courtesy of Tim Jayco

Duration: 00:28:51

214 Smaller Church Youth Ministry

Brad Fiscus and Stephanie Caro join us to talk about their new book about youth ministry in smaller church settings. As they say, "No staff, no money, no problem!" More at

Duration: 00:36:05

213 HYLA With Patricia And Paula

Patricia and Paula join us to talk about the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy. Mission: "We, the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy, are a coalition of United Methodist youth/young adult student leaders. Our mission is to discern our call to ministry through the pursuit of higher education, awareness of social issues, spiritual and mental growth, and our awakening as leaders. We develop our leadership skills as we discover our passion through practice within The United Methodist Church and...

Duration: 00:29:42

BONUS - New DMYP Reps 2016

We hear from new representatives to the Division on Ministries with Young People from both the North Central and Northeast Jurisdictions. They share a little bit about their experience beginning their 4 years of service and what they hope to accomplish for ministries with young people around the United Methodist Church.

Duration: 00:10:48

208 Conspiritor Collective With Sari Brown And John Nadeau

Sari Brown and John Nadeau stop by to cast a vision for the Conspiritor Collective. Equal parts artist collective, worship arts incubator and missional record label, this emerging project of Young People's Ministries is designed to help young people actively contribute to the ongoing heritage of art as theological means of grace through the United Methodist Church for the transformation of the world.

Duration: 00:44:50

206 Cal-Nevada Human Trafficking Coalition

Our conversation with those connected through the Cal-Nevada Coalition Against Human Trafficking. Important links and bios below: Linda Smith: Former Congresswoman and founder of Shared Hope International. SHI focuses on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Brianna: Featured in Chosen, the 21 minute DVD that gives testimony of a 17 year old girl that was groomed and almost trafficked and a 14 year old girl that was...

Duration: 00:48:02

201 Cate From Living Grace Matters

Cate from LIVINGGRACEMATTERS.COM shares about their current video witness project. Special thanks to Tim Jayco for the use of the song "Nostalgic."

Duration: 00:25:41