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BONUS Episode: Staff Meeting

In this bonus episode, you are invited to listen in on a staff meeting of the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. Host Megan DeWald is joined by Rev. Abigail Visco Rusert and Carmelle Beaugelin to reflect on the stories from this first season and to discuss the relationships and themes that have emerged.

Still Abiding

How can an affluent, high-achieving, suburban congregation foster authentic relationships among stressed and isolated young people? In this episode, meet the Rev. Meredith Keseley of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Burke, Virginia, and listen to the Rev. Aqueelah Ligonde, as they discern the Holy Spirit's transformative presence in blossoming relationships.

Viva la Iglesia!

How can an immigrant community empower its young people to flourish, as they navigate two cultural identities and create a third? In this episode, meet the Rev. Eliseo Morales of Esperanza Viva Iglesia Cristiana in Norwalk, California, and listen to Research Fellow Seth Vopat, as they explore and reimagine the possibilities for youth ministry for third culture kids.

The Church at the Hospital

How does a senior minister help a church develop its theological imagination for youth ministry? In this episode, meet the Rev. Beth Royalty of Calvary Episcopal Church in Rochester, Minnesota, and listen to the Log College Project's Lead Researcher, Kelsey Lambright, as they consider how a very unique ministry context impacts how people are connected, shaped, and transformed.

Central Avenue, Middletown

How can a historic mainline church in small-town America challenge "the way we've always done it"? In this episode, meet Lisa Kaufer of the First Presbyterian Church of Middletown, Ohio, and listen to the Log College Project's Lead Researcher, Kelsey Lambright, as they explore how intentional listening and embracing failure are key ingredients in doing a new thing.

Coppin is Poppin'

How can a small church transform its neighborhood through youth ministry? In this episode, meet Michelle Robinson and Frankye Parham of Coppin Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Southside of Chicago, and listen to the Rev. Aqueelah Ligonde reflect on the church's vision to cultivate a "new normal."

Everything Is Youth Ministry

The major models of youth ministry in the church are no longer working, but we keep pouring time and energy into them, hoping for a different outcome. Instead, what if we reimagined the practice of youth ministry entirely? In this episode, meet the Institute for Youth Ministry, and learn how we are striving to do just that.

Trailer: Disrupting Ministry – A Podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry

Welcome to Disrupting Ministry, a new podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. In this podcast, we bring you stories of faith communities who are disrupting the status quo in the Church by developing innovative forms of ministry with young people.