Tag: longevity

Episode 022 – Live From DYM200 with Kurt Johnston

Episode 022 – Live From DYM200 with Kurt Johnston

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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.

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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.

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Listen to “Episode 19: You Asked the Qs and I Got Some As” 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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Episode 08 – Meet My Mentor

Episode 08 – Meet My Mentor

When it came to introducing you to my friends, it only made sense to start with my wife Janelle Prenkert. It also only made sense to have the second guest by my mentor Terry Bley. Terry is the one who brought me on staff at my church and willingly moved to the side to allow me to grow in leadership.

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Episode 07 – Meet My Wife

Episode 07 – Meet My Wife

It’s time for Phase 2 in the My Third Decade Universe. Phase 1 has been MY STORY… solo shows all centering around my journey of 20+ years in Student Ministry at the same church and lessons learned along the way. In Phase 2 you are going to meet MY PEOPLE… these episodes will be interviews with a variety of folks who have played into this journey of longevity. I can’t wait for you to meet them!

It only made sense to start with the most consistent AND important individual in this journey… my wife Janelle Prenkert. 

I love being a part of the Download Youth Ministry Podcast Network.
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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.

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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.”

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