Ep. 026 - Jon Mann: The Joys & Challenges of Ethnic Ministry Contexts

Friend of the show and Youth Pastor Jonathan Mann joins Zach & Ryan to discuss the joys and challenges of Ethnic Ministry Contexts. Lots of laughs and time for serious discussion around mental health issues, and the new Netflix series "13 Reasons".

Intro/Banter:

0:00 to 12:24

-    Welcome from Ryan & Zach!
-    Jon Mann, authentically Chinese.
-    Being a C&MA Point Person is building relationships.
-    The senior pastor search struggle.

 

Trending:

12:23 to 26:28

-    The Netflix Original Series: 13 Reasons Why
-    Addressing suicide: was this too much?
-    Parents, discuss with kids. Youth workers, discuss with students.
-    Is this glamourized? Can this lead to copy cats?

 

Main Segment: Jon Mann: The Joys & Challenges of Ethnic Ministry Contexts

26:29: to 58:45

-    What is youth ministry like in Jon’s Chinese ministry context?
-    The dynamic of students who are a part of two cultures.
-    The shifts that happen between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generations.
-    The similarities between missionary kids and immigrant kids.
-    Building relationships at a youth leader level to aide in build cross cultural relationships.
-    Find Jon on social media @jonjonmann or email him: jbmann@gmail.com

 

End Show:

58:46 to 1:01:05

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