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Episode 39: Meet a Youth Pastor Who Became a “Real Pastor”

Episode 39: Meet a Youth Pastor Who Became a “Real Pastor”

Wait, can I be both an advocate for longevity in youth ministry and encourage those youth pastors who make the transition to senior pastor? Yup! Enjoy a conversation with Andrew Larsen who made this exact transition. Learn from his journey and mine as you will likely have times where the opportunity is there, and you …

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Episode 38 – Pre Avengers: End Game MCU Re-Watch w/ 4 Youth Pastors

Episode 38 – Pre Avengers: End Game MCU Re-Watch w/ 4 Youth Pastors

Longest episode yet, and it’s talking about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I made a commitment for 2019 to re-watch every MCU movie, then realized I might as well do this leading into Avengers: End Game. I wasn’t alone, so 3 other youth pastors join me to talk through their Marvel re-watch experience.  We spoil a …

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Episode 37 – Youth Ministry Longevity Killers: The Big 3

Episode 37 – Youth Ministry Longevity Killers: The Big 3

Every once in a while I’m going to highlight attitudes and/or actions that can stunt or kill longevity in youth ministry or at the same church. Today I focus in on The Big 3; three things that, when handled inappropriately will not only end your time at your church, but do significant damage to you …

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Episode 36 – Meet Todd Pearage

Episode 36 – Meet Todd Pearage

My story is about longevity in youth ministry and at the same church, but what happens when staying at the same church is not an option? How do you transition well and keep in youth ministry for the long haul? Enjoy Todd Pearage’s story! There is much to learn from him: Mentioned in the show: …

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Episode 35 – Your Youth Ministry Qs with my As

Episode 35 – Your Youth Ministry Qs with my As

I put a call out on Instagram for some questions, and I got some great ones, so this episode walks through the following: -What responsibilities do you give middle school students in your ministry?-What’s been the biggest thing to change in student ministry in the last 20 years for you?-Favorite pizza topping?-Favorite scripture/story and why?-How …

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Episode 34 – MTD Time Capsule: 23 Years. 23 Movies.

Episode 34 – MTD Time Capsule: 23 Years. 23 Movies.

Listen to “34: MTD Time Capsule: 23 Years/23 Movies” on Spreaker. Welcome to a different type of episode. In Time Capsule Epsiodes, I’m going to either go back to a specific year and share experiences, or pick out a highlight from every year since I’ve started, then give you my top 3-5 of each of …

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23 Years/23 Movies

23 Years/23 Movies

Every once in a while, I’m going to do an episode on the podcast called a “Time Capsule”. In my first installment, I went back to every year since I started youth ministry and picked a favorite movie (I know deeply spiritual and very practical to youth ministry). ’96 Happy Gilmore ’97 Good Will Hunting …

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Episode 33 – Meet the Makers of Deadcat (Youth Ministry and Games)

Episode 33 – Meet the Makers of Deadcat (Youth Ministry and Games)

Listen to “33: Meet the Makers of Deadcat (Youth Ministry & Games)” on Spreaker. Brock O’Dell and John Michael Lindsay both serve on the Junior High Staff of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY. If you are familiar with the Download Youth Ministry World, they have created some of the best games DYM has to …

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Episode 32 – I’m a Youth Ministry Grandpa

Episode 32 – I’m a Youth Ministry Grandpa

Listen to “32: I’m a Youth Ministry Grandpa” on Spreaker. Meet the replacement of my replacement. Sam Olson is the High School Pastor at my church. He is the 5th person on staff to lead our High School Ministry, and all 5 people are still on staff at our church in different roles. We talk …

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Episode 31 – Marathon Goals, Vision and Planning

Episode 31 – Marathon Goals, Vision and Planning

Listen to “31: Marathon Goals, Visions & Plans in Youth Ministry” on Spreaker. It’s just me in your ear holes. Some recommendations, a powerful story of a former student breaking the silence on an important ministry topic, and a principle that has been key to help me think longevity inside youth ministry. Mentioned in the …

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