In this episode, I talk with Justin Herman about his transition between churches, the questions he wishes he would have asked, and what he's learning in his current season. We also talk about the newly re-released, Controlled Chaos book, which now includes added commentary from Justin.

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Links Mentioned in this Episode

Episode 109: The 3 Pillars of Junior High Ministry with Justin Herman

Controlled Chaos Episode 54: I Lost My Job So You Don't Have To

Controlled Chaos (book)

How to Lead When You're Not in Charge (book)

Keys to Junior High Ministry

  1. Be diverse in how you think about volunteer roles
  2. View transition as a year-round strategy
  3. Be accessible to parents
  4. Develop a parent advisory council

Action Items

  1. Make sure you ask questions of a church you're considering working for
  2. If you're interviewing or hiring staff, ask a lot of questions too, specifically about what energizes and what drains the person
  3. Write down what energizes and drains you in your current role
  4. Get the Controlled Chaos book

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