Category: Phase 1: My Story

Episode 019 – You Asked Some Qs and I Have Some As

Episode 019 – You Asked Some Qs and I Have Some As

Thanks to Jordan, Erin, Tim, Monica, Kevin, and Anonymous for the great questions. I’d love to do more of these in the future, but I need questions. You can submit those by going to http://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com and click on the submit questions tab in the right corner. You can also email derry@mythirddecade.com or DM me through The Twitter, Instagram or Facebook Page.

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
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Listen to “Episode 19: You Asked the Qs and I Got Some As” on Spreaker.

012 – What We Do With Missions Trips

012 – What We Do With Missions Trips

Every once in a while I want to share what we do in our ministry and why we do it. The hope is not for you to copy and paste what we do, but hopefully pull some principles and ideas that could be transferred to your context.

In this episode, I share about 5 keys to how we do our cross-cultural missions trips.

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Listen to “Episode 12: What We Do With Missions Trips” on Spreaker. 

Episode 011 – Failures

Episode 011 – Failures

20+ years of youth ministry comes with it’s share of struggles and failures. In this episode I walk through four failures in how I approached ministry at different points along the way.

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Listen to “Episode 11: Failures” on Spreaker. 

Episode 010 – What We Do With 6th Grade

Episode 010 – What We Do With 6th Grade

In this episode,
1.I answer a question about a female pastor ministering to male students.
2.I answer a question about hiring young staff.
3.I talk about what we do to transition our 6th Grade into the Student Ministry world.

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Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 10: What We Do with 6th Grade” on Spreaker.

Episode 09 – What We Do With Seniors

Episode 09 – What We Do With Seniors

Every once in a while I want to share what we do in our ministry and why we do it. The hope is not for you to copy and paste what we do, but hopefully pull some principles and ideas that could be transferred to your context.

In this episode, I talk about Graduation season and what we do with our Seniors as a part of our Sticky Faith Initiatvie.

Check out the Senior Super Pack HERE.

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 9: What We Do With Seniors” on Spreaker.

Episode 06 – Clout Builders and Clout Killers

Episode 06 – Clout Builders and Clout Killers

Clout… say that word 10 times and it will sound really weird. I say it about 50 times in this episode as I talk about ways I was able to build up relational credibility and trust among key groups tied to my ministry life. I walked through a lot of stuff so here’s some lists to help you….

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Listen to “Episode 6: Clout Builders & Clout Killers” on Spreaker.

Episode 04 – Five Times I Almost Quit

Episode 04 – Five Times I Almost Quit

If you think the past 21 years of Student Ministry at the same church have been filled with only Skittles, rainbows and ponies, be prepared for disappointment. The reality is ministry can get tough, tricky and lonely. We may want to quit or give up. I have.

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 19: You Asked the Qs and I Got Some As” on Spreaker.

Episode 003 – Nailing the Transitions Part 2

Episode 003 – Nailing the Transitions Part 2

“With longevity comes the need to reinvent yourself.” (thanks for the quote Jalen Rose) Last episode, we talked about ways I’ve transitioned my role inside my current church and youth ministry. This episode, we talk navigating life transitions and milestones that may create a need to “reinvent yourself.”

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
Check out My Third Decade’s Page and all the other DYM Podcast Network podcasts HERE.

Listen to “Episode 03: Nailing the Transitions – Part 2” on Spreaker.