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Jumping Off The Bridge (The Power of Influence)

October 14th, 2019

Jumping off the Bridge (Why do teenagers have to do what their friends are doing?)

Everyone tends to follow the crowd, but teenagers are more susceptible to influence.  We will focus on the question, "if your friend jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?" What does the Bible teach us about influence and how to enter into our teenager's life regarding this issue?


Scripture Referenced: 

Genesis 3:1-6

Proverbs 13:20

Romans 12:2


Book Referenced:

Dr. Dan Siegel - "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain"

Two Realities, One Life

September 18th, 2019

We are rolling out a new series entitled, "Biblical Application into Adolescent Drama" This series is all about picking out things, items, or moments in the life of an adolescent (ages 12-24) and using the Bible as a guide for instructing us on how to handle or anticipate these moments.

This episode, "Two Realities, One Life" is all about the internet.  We are simultaneously living in two worlds, the real world and the virtual world of the internet.  What is the internet doing to us and our teenagers?  How is it creating drama in our lives?  Why does this awesome resource create so much difficulty in our teenager's life?  

Scripture Referenced: 

1 & 2 Peter

Luke 18:18-30

Matthew 6:19-24

2 Timothy 3:1-7


Music: Beats By Con

Parent Orientation 2019

August 30th, 2019

Find out all you need to know as a parent of the Kirk Student Ministry from 2019-2020 calendar year right here.  For the visual format of this podcast, go to

What is The Purpose of The Church? - IHOQFY Ep. 4

July 19th, 2019

We often confuse the role of the church with the role of culture and the role of school.  There are definitely ways where they cross over and we will talk about those.  We will also address where the church is called to stand out in the life of a teenager.  This episode we bring in Jonathan Jakes to answer this question.  What is the purpose of the church is a loaded question, but we want to address it specifically with teenagers in mind. 

How Do You Parent in a Culture of Fear? - IHOQFY Ep. 3

June 3rd, 2019

Fear is such a dominant experience in today’s culture and it seems to be consuming our relationships. We wanted to approach this question because we struggle with it just as much as anyone else. So, we share our own experience with fear while looking to Scripture as a guide to overcoming the consumption of it.

Is Anxiety The Leading Personality Trait of Teenagers Today? - IHOQFY Ep. 2

May 20th, 2019

It is something we talk about often as youth workers because it seems to be such a consuming and trending identifier of teenagers today.  Listen in and hear from us what we observe about this trend in youth culture today.  

How Do I Get Teenagers to Read the Bible? - IHOQFY E1

April 15th, 2019

Susan & John spend some time thinking about their own experience of getting into God's Word when they were teenagers.  They talk about trends they have seen with the youth they minister to and compare it with their own upbringing and experience.  

Social Media: Mollie Pfuetze

February 26th, 2019

Get a sneak peek from one of our Keynote Speakers.  She has a heart for youth and works with them on a day to day basis in the schools as a middle school counselor.  She brings her wisdom on the pitfalls of social media.  What is happening with teenagers when they engage in social media?  

Sexual Identity: Stephen Moss

February 19th, 2019

Stephen answers a lot of questions for us.  How do we enter into the cultural hot topic of sexual identity as Christians?  How do we engage with with someone who is same sex attracted?  He comes from a very unique perspective and provides insight from his seminary training, professional work, personal experience and struggles.  

Singleness: Jenilyn Swett

February 12th, 2019

We have all been single, but we often forget what it is like or we are trying to move teenagers out of singleness too quickly. Jenilyn sits down with us to talk about how we can affirm our teenagers on being single.  

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