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

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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 those years. To start it off, I’m going deeply theological and heavy in ministry with… MOVIES. These are my favorite movies from each year I’ve been in ministry, and in the end I narrow it down to my top 5.

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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).

’96Happy Gilmore
’97Good Will Hunting
’98Saving Private Ryan (hon. Truman Show)
’99Matrix
’00Castaway
’01Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings
’02Two Towers (hon. Catch Me if You Can)
’03Return of the King (hon. Elf)
’04Napolean Dynamite
’05Batman Begins
’06 Facing the Giants… (kidding) Blood Diamond
’07Bourne Ultimatum (hon. Juno)
’08Slumdog Millionaire
’09UP
’10The Social Network and Toy Story 3
’11Moneyball
’12The Hunger Games
’1312 Years of Slave
’14Captain America Winter Soldier
’15Star Wars: Force Awakens (hon. Inside Out, The Martian, Mad Max
Fury Road… such a good year!)
’16Arrival
’17Get Out
’18Black Panther
’19 Captain Marvel

MY OVERALL TOP 5:

  1. Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-03) It’s a cheat, but I count them all together.
  2. Saving Private Ryan (1998) I did not enjoy this movie, but man it moved and impacted me.
  3. Black Panther (2018) Imagine taking your 9 year old Ugandan born son to see this amazing movie (his first superhero movie in a theater), and I think you’d understand why it ranks so high
  4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) So creative. So unique. India has always captured my heart.
  5. Happy Gilmore (1996) Come at me! I don’t care. The movie cracks me up and I quote it so often!

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

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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 offer (like Dead Cat, Maze Craze, Jingle Battles, MQ, just to name a few). In this episode we talk about collaboration, the value of games, and some best practices on leading games. Check out John and Brock’s games at the DYM store.https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/shop?author=232

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Episode 32 – I’m a Youth Ministry Grandpa

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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 about that, along with a lot of other great stuff. You can find Sam all over Social Media as @SamOlson_13

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Episode 31 – Marathon Goals, Vision and Planning

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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 show:
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– The updated Super Sexy Super Pack on DYM https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/super-sexy-super-pack
11 total resources now! 3 series (one JH, one HS and one Parent), 5 games, 2 devotionals, and one set of Instagram images that can all stand separate or can create one killer month of relationship, dating and sex content for your Student Ministry.

– 3 movies to check out: 
1. 8th Grade is on Amazon Prime
2. Fyre Fraud on Hulu
3. Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened

Episode 30 – What We Do With Relationships, Dating, and Sex Series

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ReligionI’ve talked about sex and dating with students a lot over the years. However, in 2016, I did a deeper evaluation on the why, who, what, when, and how of covering these topics inside our ministry. I share what I learned and tell you about a resource packet that is about to get an updated release on DYM. 

Mentioned in the show:
– The updated Super Sexy Super Pack on DYM (comes out Monday, January 28): https://www.downloadyouthministry.com/super-sexy-super-pack
11 total resources now! 3 series (one JH, one HS and one Parent), 5 games, 2 devotionals, and one set of Instagram images that can all stand separate or can create one killer month of relationship, dating and sex content for your Student Ministry.

– YM Hacks most recent podcast Episode on balancing student and leader investment: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-48-hacks-on-how-balance-investing-into-leaders/id1229403372?i=1000428200194&mt=2

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Episode 29: Looking Back & Looking Ahead

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At the beginning of 2018, I set a goal to realease 30 episodes of this podcast, and on this last Thursday of 2018 this is my 30th episode* #goalz

Mentioned in the show:

– Youth Pastor Diet: http://youthpastordiet.com Starts January 1. Get healthy (and maybe win some incredible prizes along the way)

– Sign up for the MTD Newsletter (1st edition not released yet): http://derryprenkert.com/newsletter

Episode 28 – Meet the Sherpas

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It’s the first Podcast crossover for My Third Decade as I sit down with the Youth Ministry Sherpas to discuss why we do what we do and what we are learning this year. Between the three of us there are 54 years of youth ministry at three churches and 84 years overall.

Steve Anderson and Matthew McCabe are youth pastors and good friends serving in Maryland. As veteran youth pastors, they are in the trenches with you. They love youth ministry and those who do it. They started Youth Ministry Sherpas because they know what it’s like to feel the weight of this calling. Their goal is to create conversations to encourage you to stay in youth ministry for a long time and experience the blessings of longevity. 

Check out their show on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/youth-ministry-sherpas/id1333665959?mt=2
The website: http://youthministrysherpas.com
On Instagram: @youthministrysherpas
On Twitter: @ymsherpas

Episode 27 – Meet a Youth Ministry Teenager

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Dan Hamrick has been at the same church for 13 years (making him a Youth Ministry teenager, get it?) We sat down together and talked through his story, lessons learned along the way, and things you can learn from it. Grab something to take notes… this is a good one…

Mentioned in the show:

– Youth Pastor Diet: http://youthpastordiet.com Starts January 1. Get healthy (and maybe win some incredible prizes along the way)

– Sign up for the MTD Newsletter (1st edition not released yet):http://derryprenkert.com/newsletter

Episode 26 – Live from NYWC: Making the Most of the Convention

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You should go to a youth worker conference/convention. If you do, here are my thoughts and tips on how to make the most of the convention. This episode was recorded live at National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC) 2018 in St. Louis. If you didn’t go this year, be sure to register for NYWC 2019 in Tampa.

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