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 partnering with Children’s Minsitry on the Youth Ministry Hacks Podcast:
On iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/54-hacks-on-aligning-childrens-student-ministry-in/id1229403372?i=1000439434425
On the Web: https://podcast.downloadyouthministry.com/54-hacks-on-aligning-childrens-student-ministry-in-your-church-w-derry-prenkert/

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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 have to discern where the Lord is leading. 

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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 lot of the previous 21 movies as we share, and in the final 30 minutes we play out a lot of speculation. Sit back and enjoy.


-Watch the MCU in chronological order according to the MCU timeline: https://www.reddit.com/r/Marvel/comments/8eqqgo/my_friends_and_i_have_been_watching_the_entire/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x
-Ironman didn’t have a script: https://io9.gizmodo.com/jeff-bridges-admits-iron-man-movie-had-no-script-5417310?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=gizmodo_copy&utm_campaign=top
-Universal and Disney came together to pull of Stan Lee’s cameo in Captain Marvel: From Marvel Us Disney Podcast (story starts at 11:40) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marvel-us-disney-episode-29-james-gunn-reinstated-as/id1412774662?i=1000432844333
Kevin Smith shares about that cameo (Warning: In the words of Captain America, “LANGUAGE!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j0gsV9J7Ts
-Stan Lee is a Watcher theory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QxFDfpZDbI
-Filming the Shawarma post-credit scenes in Avengers: https://youtu.be/2bR06fKnrCg

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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 and the ministry.

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Send me your epic fail, embarrassing moment, or story that just sums up youth ministry, and you could be featured in the opener of an upcoming episode. 

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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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NORTHEAST US FRIENDS, CHECK OUT THE YOUTH LEADER SUMMIT at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference May 22-24. Join Todd and Josh Griffin! More info at http://www.hcbcyouthleadersummit.com/

NEW RESOURCE: ADOLESCENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND PARENTING: Available on Download Youth Ministry: https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/shop/adolescence-technology-and-parenting

Send me your epic fail, embarrassing moment, or story that just sums up youth ministry, and you could be featured in the opener of an upcoming episode.

CONTROLLED CHAOS CONVERSATION WITH JUSTIN HERMAN. Hear a heartfelt conversation between Kurt Johnston and Justin Herman on Justin loosing his youth ministry job. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-0054-i-lost-my-job-so-you-dont-have-to-youth/id1354292517?i=1000431686556&mt=2

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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 can I slow down my male pattern baldness?
-What’s your take on the sports-as-competition-for-youth-group-commitments issue?
-Getting ready to lose several leaders after this school year. What are great recruiting tips?
-If your spouse isn’t in ministry with you nor is that their calling, how do you include them?

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