Tag: My Third Decade

Episode 018 – Meet a Former Student and Intern Who Got Married

Episode 018 – Meet a Former Student and Intern Who Got Married

Definitely my most controversial episode title to date, but it’s not as scandalous as it seems. Kory and Alison Lantz are a former student and intern who did get married. Kory was a part of the youth group and graduated in 2005. Ali came on as an intern in 2007. The two of them met in their college years. Today they lead an amazing youth ministry in South Bend, Indiana called Transformation Ministries.

In this episode we talk about the impact of being involved in a ministry marked by longevity, the challenges of sticking it out in urban ministry, the beauty and brokenness in the communities we serve, and about 20 other incredibly valuable insights for 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 18: Meet My Former Student and Intern Who Got Married” 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.

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 10: What We Do with 6th Grade” on Spreaker.

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.

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 8: Meet My Mentor” on Spreaker.

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

Listen to “Episode 7: Meet My Wife” 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.

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