Tag: Youth Ministry

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.

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Listen to “Episode 20: Meet My Favorite Intern” on Spreaker.

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.
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 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.

015 – Meet My Former Student Brad Bullock

015 – Meet My Former Student Brad Bullock

Meet Brad Bullock, one of the first students to say I was like a father to him (I was 25 at the time)!

Brad Bullock is a former student who met his wife in our youth group. He is now the youth pastor at Pathway Community Church in Fort Wayne, IN.

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: 15: Meet My Former Student Brad Bullock” on Spreaker.

013 – Meet My Replacement

013 – Meet My Replacement

Meet Tim Veenstra, the guy who took my job, and keeps taking it!

We are consistently coached to multiply ourselves or make ourselves replaceable as a leader in youth ministry, but what do you do when you meet the person you believe is supposed to take your position, but you don’t sense it’s time for you to step away from the church?

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 14: Meet My Replacement” 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.