Tag: DYM

Episode 022 – Live From DYM200 with Kurt Johnston

Episode 022 – Live From DYM200 with Kurt Johnston

Listen to “Episode 22: Live from DYM 200 w/Kurt Johnston” on Spreaker.

Live from DYM 200, I am joined by a youth ministry legend!
In youth ministry since 1988, Kurt Johnston has been at Saddleback Church since 1997. Although he leads Saddleback’s kids and youth teams, he’s still a junior high pastor at heart. Kurt and his wife, Rachel, live in Southern California and have two adult children. Many would argue that Kurt literally wrote the book on Junior High Ministry… “Controlled Chaos,” which is coming out with a Revised and Expanded version on October 10, 2018 through youth cartel.
Pre-order or order here: https://theyouthcartel.com/product/controlled-chaos-making-sense-of-junior-high-ministry/

In this episode Kurt drops a ton of wisdom bombs on how to last at your church and in youth ministry. It was an honor to meet and talk with him. He’s the real deal, humble, encouraging and full of insight.

Keep your eyes on Download Youth Ministry for a bunch of my new resources that are out or coming out in the next several weeks.

“Celebrity Mood Match” is a Sidekick game that is basically Poser for your face, and big-time celebrities are your guides. https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/celebrity-mood-match-game

“Making the Countdown Count” is a one-off message for when you are called into main service to preach. https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/making-the-countdown-count

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Episode 020 – Meet My Favorite Intern

Episode 020 – Meet My Favorite Intern

Geoff Cocanower joins me for a conversation on internships. Geoff took part in all three types of internships we do at our church, and he was my first-ever resident intern, joining us for three years post-college to be trained up and take ministry responsibility before being launched out.

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 20: Meet My Favorite Intern” on Spreaker.

Episode 017 – Meet a Student Impacted by Summer Camps

Episode 017 – Meet a Student Impacted by Summer Camps

This is a bonus episode. I recorded an interview with one of our Seniors talking about for a podcast we do with our church. In it, he talked about the impact our Summer Camps have had on him. I asked the student (Dawson) if he would be okay with me sharing our conversation with my youth ministry friends, and he gladly agreed.

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 17: Meet a Student Impacted by Summer Camps” on Spreaker.

Episode 016 – Meet My Ministry Assistants

Episode 016 – Meet My Ministry Assistants

Janelle Prenkert (my wife) and Kristy Mikel (a former student and mentee of my wife who turned into her best friend) are the two primary Administrative Assistants I’ve had over my time in my role. We sit down together and talk about our stories, why they love what they do, and best practices between the up front and behind the scenes team members.

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 16: Meet My Ministry Assistants” 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….

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 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.