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Episode 48 – The Big Announcement; Leaving My Church; Not Youth Ministry

Episode 48 – The Big Announcement; Leaving My Church; Not Youth Ministry

On Thursday, September 26 news went public that I am leaving my church. You may be saying, “WHAAAAAAA?” Fortunately, this is not your normal “Youth pastor got fired/ burns out/ can’t get along with his/her church” story. Today’s episode in Three Acts to share my story of making one of the biggest transitions of my …

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Episode 47 – Meet Carter Ammerman

Episode 47 – Meet Carter Ammerman

Do you have that kid or kids from a unique or rough home situation? Carter was one of those kids who entered our ministry. Now as a youth pastor serving at Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church in Goshen, IN, he and I look back on those years to highlight some lessons learned from his experience where …

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Episode 46 – Meet John Keim

Episode 46 – Meet John Keim

He’s at the host church for Student Leadership Conference. He’s only worked at one church for 15 years. He a great dude and a great friend with some strong wisdom to pass your way. Listen all the way through on this way, because there is pure gold toward the end.Connect with JohnFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/johnkeimTwitter and Insta: @john.keimEmail: jkeim@grangerchurch.com …

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Episode 45 – 5 Thoughts for Youth Ministers Heading into this School Year

Episode 45 – 5 Thoughts for Youth Ministers Heading into this School Year

You’ve got your entire school year planned out, I’m sure. BUT, I want to throw out 5 thoughts to consider as you walk through another ministry year. There are a lot of youth ministry-focused podcast, but this is a youth minister-focused podcast. Stick around post-show to hear some recommended DYM resources that you could use …

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Episode 44 – Summer Youth Ministry Reflections

Episode 44 – Summer Youth Ministry Reflections

It’s been a crazy and full Summer for me on many fronts. Has it been for you? Have you taken time to reflect and evaluate? I take some time (while on the road, sorry for the added road and engine sounds) to share some reflections on the importance of reflecting! Check out What Happened/What’s Next …

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Episode 43 – What We Do With Summer Camp Pt. 3

Episode 43 – What We Do With Summer Camp Pt. 3

It’s Camp Season. Be intentional with it. In part 3 I take time to answer your Camp Questions you submitted. Listen to “43: What We Do With Summer Camps Pt 3” on Spreaker.

Episode 42 – What We Do With Summer Camps Pt. 2

Episode 42 – What We Do With Summer Camps Pt. 2

It’s Camp Season. Be intentional with it. In part 2 I walk through some specific things we’ve done with Camps to move toward our four goals with Camp that I outlined on Episode 41. For Episode 43 I’m going to answer your questions about Camp. Submit those questions through social media, email, or on the …

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Episode 41 – What We Do w/ Summer Camps – Pt 1

Episode 41 – What We Do w/ Summer Camps – Pt 1

It’s Camp Season. Be intentional with it. For this episode and the next two I will share some of what we do with Summer Camps. This one is all about our 4 goals with our Camps, how we landed on them, and why they are the ones we chose. Listen to “41: What We Do …

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Episode 40 – Youth Ministry Turnover

Episode 40 – Youth Ministry Turnover

Two Thoughts. One Question. On Prayer.I take some time to reflect on the amount of situations and stories surrounding youth ministers leaving their church or losing their job over the past few months. What is happening? Is the youth ministry sky falling? How should we respond? Mentioned in the show:My conversation with Justin Knowles about …

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