Third Thursday Podcast

Every third Thursday the youth leader team of the Rocky Mountain District C&MA drops content designed to encourage, connect, and equip youth leaders around the district. More information and resources can be found at rmdcma.com/youth

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Episodes

Youth Graduate, What Now?

Thursday May 16, 2024

Thursday May 16, 2024

Ben and Harry start the episode with guest speaker, Julie Hunter, chat through what family ministries look like in her context in Helena, MT, and then work their way through the "What Now?" of youth graduation season. 
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Youth Leader Weekend Recap

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Thursday Apr 25, 2024

Ben and Harry recap the Youth Leader Weekend at YAA. They share laughs, Uno stories, and how important it is to help your church live on Deuteronomy 6. 
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Curriculum or Hard Pass?

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Thursday Mar 21, 2024

Ben and Harry chat through some of the numerous types of curricula to choose from. There are subscription-based curriculums, shorter series that run 4-8 weeks or longer, video series, and more! They share some pros & cons of each, how to discern and choose with wisdom, and then give some points for how to develop one yourself for your youth ministry!
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Special guest, Ken Castor, joins Harry and Ben in a round of get-to-know-you and talking about the upcoming Youth Leader Weekend. Plus a bonus quick round of 3 areas to help youth grow to hold us over until then!
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

A Look Ahead to 2024

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Harry and Ben chat about the Third Thursday vision for 22024 with special guest, Chris Tweedy.
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Having Difficult Conversations

Thursday Dec 21, 2023

Thursday Dec 21, 2023

How do we navigate the turbulent waters of meaningful conversation around volitle topics? Ben and Harry tackle this question and hope to offer some encouragement and guidance on how to have difficult conversations like Jesus did.
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Connecting With Your Community

Thursday Nov 16, 2023

Thursday Nov 16, 2023

We know the challenge of doing in the trench ministry and how sometimes we forget the call to go outside the building walls. Ben and Harry remind us that we are called to people outside the building and share ways to make a difference as we go about our normal day-to-day.
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Redefining Success

Thursday Oct 19, 2023

Thursday Oct 19, 2023

What defines true success? You can't run a race always looking sideways. Ben and Harry share 4 key points to help you process through redefining it.
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Creating a Volunteer Team

Thursday Sep 21, 2023

Thursday Sep 21, 2023

It can be challenging to find the right volunteers for the youth ministry without coming across as... desperate. Harry and Ben share 4 key points of how to create a volunteer team.
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Thursday Aug 31, 2023

Harry and Ben wrap up their 3-week series on discovering core values. They ask how do to present core values and what do you do with them once you've established them? Ben says that, "Creating core values without living them out is like living with a bazooka without a trigger." So, how do we live them out?
 
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If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

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About Third Thursday Podcast

The Third Thursday Podcast offers biblically-based, personal and practical content from fellow "in the trenches" youth ministry leaders in the Rocky Mountain District of the C&MA. The content will encourage you in ministry, help you connect with others, and equip you to do the work. More information and resources can be found at rmdcma.com/youth.

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