How (not) To Post About Your Short-Term Mission
What is Carry 117 and How Can it Impact You and Your Ministry
Have you ever seen a post on the Gram, Facebook, or on a blog or vlog that straight punched you in the gut?
I have. You know…. You look at the picture and know what the copy is going to say. You start reading it and then have to re-read it to make sure you read what you think what you just read. Then you start down the comment rabbit hole. It just keeps going. And you start to look at who liked the picture and the comments to figure out who has already seen it, hoping certain people haven’t. And the knot in your stomach just keeps getting bigger.
For me, most of the time when I have this experience, the posts have to do with people’s short-term mission experience.
078: Gen Z, Small Groups and Singing: The Best of Ashley Bohinc
“Ashley Bohinc is the Director of Middle School Strategy for Orange. As time consuming and important as that is, that isn’t all she does. In fact, she is very passionate about an organization called Carry 117. She is so passionate about it, she is the US Executive Director.
I’ve known Ashley for a few years now through stuff at Orange, and every time we talk Carry 117 comes up so today I invited her back to talk specifically about this wonderful mission. Today we will talk about what this, how did it get started and how you and your ministry can connect with it for future involvement.”
Suicidal Thoughts: When A Teenager Asks You Not To Tell
“It’s a bittersweet day here at the Think Orange Podcast as we celebrate and commemorate Ashley Bohinc’s last show as a regular host (don’t worry though, she’s not going far!).
In honor of the self-proclaimed “lead singer of the podcast,” Dave and Ashley are recapping Ashley’s most insightful, moving and musical contributions to the show. This, of course, means talking about Small Group Leaders, generational differences and Taylor Swift.”
The Learners Corner Podcast - Gen Z
You have been the Small Group Leader for a 15-year-old girl since she was in middle school. It took a long time for her to let her walls down, but she’s finally started to let you into her life. You tried a million different things, but the only thing that worked was time. The longer you were in her life, the more she trusted you.
Then one day she texts you and tells you she is having dark thoughts. Thoughts that scare her. Thoughts of hurting herself. Thoughts of potentially ending her life.
When the Topic of Suicide Comes Up in Small Group
In this episode, I get to hang out with Caleb and Todd and talk about Generation Z, and how we may need to change our strategy to influence them. This conversation was so much fun… and Todd sang in my honor.
Three Things to Remember When Talking to Middle Schoolers About Forgiveness
When a student chooses to open up with you and be vulnerable about what they’re really feeling inside, we as Small Group Leaders need to be prepared to take the needed and necessary steps to keep the hearts and lives of those teenagers we’ve been entrusted with safe.
A GREATER STORY: FIND YOUR VOICE
Let’s be honest: Forgiveness isn’t easy for any of us. Letting go of and moving on from hurts caused by others in our lives just doesn’t come naturally. That’s why we need God’s help to actually do it!
Keep in mind that while this is a difficult choice for so many of us to make, it’s especially challenging for middle schoolers. Why?
5 Vital Things Youth Workers Should Keep in Mind When Talking About Bullying
In this episode of the Radio-Podcast, A GREATER STORY, Sam Collier is interviewed with Reach Records Recording Artist, Tedashii, about his latest book: FIND YOUR VOICE! They are interviewed by Ashley Bohinc (Orange) and Dave Adamson (North Point Ministries). This episode is sponsored by and presented with the “Think Orange Podcast”.
If you’ve spent any time in youth ministry over the last decade (if you’re reading this, chances are you have!), then you don’t need us to tell you that bullying is a hard-to-handle hot topic in the lives of most students. You’ve probably dealt with your fair share of it in your own ministry context. And even if you haven’t yet, a quick Google search or scan of the news will show you just how much bullying is impacting the lives of middle schoolers around the country. It’s a trending topic in their world, and because of that, it’s something we want to talk about in an environment that’s safe and healthy for students—an environment like our youth ministries.
When addressing the topic of bullying in your youth ministry, here are just a few things to keep in mind: