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.

A lot of times when we get into ministry, we place the pressure on ourselves to be the ones who make the change, who bring about something new. When, in fact, if we just remembered that God is about that work of doing something new already, then we get to actually watch what's emerging through the Holy Spirit's work and in a context. -Rev. Abigail Visco Rusert

Part One—The Gathering
Host Megan DeWald invites her colleagues at the Institute for Youth Ministry, the Rev. Abigail Visco Rusert and Carmelle Beaugelin, into a reflective conversation on this pilot season of Disrupting Ministry.

Part Two—The Agenda
The IYM staff discusses the themes that have emerged in this season of the podcast, as well as what they're learning about the shapes that youth ministry might take in the 21st Century.

Part Three—The Post-Script
Megan asks Abigail and Carmelle a few rapid-fire questions so our listeners can get to know them better and enjoy the IYM staff dynamics.

Conclusion & Credits
Disrupting Ministry will be back later this spring with its second season, which will feature the remaining churches in the Log College Project and their stories of disrupting the status quo in the Church by developing innovative forms of ministry with young people.

Audio editing  and production by Nii Addo Abrahams (Follow @_nickyflash_)
Music available at Epidemic Sound (
The IYM thanks Maiia Avelino, Christine Toto, and all of you for listening.