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Kenn Blanchard Speak Life and Black Man With A Gun Episode 81

1/8/2019
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This was recorded at Podfest 2018 where Kenn and I met for the first time. He was a Marine who guarded President Ronald Reagan, was later nearly abducted by terrorists in Brazil while a marine in the USAmerican Embassy. He became a C.I.A. agent then was married after a very unusual love story and courtship. Father of, now, 2 grown children whose dad became an assistant pastor and then a pastor to his online congregation through his Speak Life podcast show. This is a great story which will...

Duration:00:40:30

080 Breah Croak Hooper Hurricane Relief Guatemala Mission

10/20/2018
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While coming out of a media class room where I produce this podcast and video at a public school, I hear this voice, "Doug Edwards is that you?" I replied yes to turn around and See Breah Croak who is now married and is Breah Hooper. We reminisced and she graciously accepted to come to class the next day at her free period, she is a teacher, to record this episode. Breah has 2 adolescent children now and has taught at the school for 2 years and I had never seen her until that day. Breah's...

Duration:00:46:13

079 Chad Canfield Cancer Survivor Body builder

10/12/2018
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He played football for the University Florida Gators for a year then played for Bobby Bowden with the FSU Seminoles for his remaining college under grad years. He has worked with telemedicine and been an investment banker. He to this day works out like a body builder and yet he still had a fight with cancer but he's back working out again. He serves God through working with a non-profit christian foundation. In all these things He gives credit for his success to his Lord, Jesus Christ and...

Duration:00:49:35

078 Jessica Hurley She was Designed for Failure But a Mentor

9/13/2018
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Jessica Hurley is from St. Augustine, Florida. She had a very bad mentor to make her loose and a Great Mentor that turned her life around radically but it wasn't easy. It took a lot of time and years to keep Jessica believing she was worth more than she could ever believe. She had been arrested multiple times as a teen because of the influence of a cousin. She now has her Masters Degree and helping run AMIKids in Tampa, Florida. She was designed by family never to go to college. Her mentor...

Duration:01:28:31

077 Clean Ears Podcast Hosts Christian Hip Hop Rap Youth Pastor Atlanta

9/8/2018
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I met Clean Ears Podcast Co-Hosts Simone Brown and Seretha Collins at Podfest 2018 Orlando, Florida along with their Program Director Courtney Pledger. They were gracious enough to give me an hour of their busy schedule at this incredible conference to tell me their story. one of them was born and still lives in Atlanta. One grew up in California with a few years in OKC, Oklahoma on her way to a life in Atlanta. One of them grew up in Jamaica before her move to Atlanta and was in a music...

Duration:00:46:27

076 YWOF Podcast - Maury Buchanan

8/31/2018
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Maury Buchanan, Founder of Mission Discovery, speaks to youth pastors about how student missions helps build their students spiritual growth. You will hear about one student mission trip that was a surprise encounter for a student artist engaging with a local community. Maury grew up the son of a war hero who was a POW. He tells about how God lead Him to salvation in college and about how long it took to start and continue healing from the emotional pain of family conflict in his life. You...

Duration:01:34:21

075 YWOF Podcast - Interview with Sam Collier

5/23/2018
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Sam Collier was on the Steve Harvey Show because his twin sister asked Steve to help find their biological mother. Now a speaking pastor at North Point Church where Andy Stanley is the lead pastor in Atlanta, Ga. Sam's new book is called Find Your Voice. It is a book written for teens and young adults about influence and leadership. But there is MORE as Doug Edwards asks questions that allows Sam to talk about how "His Story and God's Story together Create a Greater Story."

Duration:00:20:57

074 YWOF - Darryl Perry and Kevin Laczko

2/6/2018
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Darryl Perry, spent 24 days in heaven. Sudden death syndrome. No rhyme or reason as to why. He died four times and was revived. His wife and children wanted him back on earth and so did God. After 24 days in a coma, against doctors beliefs, he is back and he even rides a bicycle but he's also on a mission. He's a former University of Florida Gator football fullback who blocked for his best friend Emmett Smith. Today both of their sons play football for the Florida Gators. Kevin Laczko is a...

Duration:00:35:31

073 YWOF Podcast - Nicole Dean

1/3/2018
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Nicole Keene Dean is a woman of great surprises. She came with a friend to the student ministry where I was pastor. And after about a year I get a phone call and Nicole says excitedly, "I got it! I got it!" To which I said, "Got what?" Listen and find out. Valedictorian, Honors Graduate University of Florida. Surprise, Nicole became a 2 time missionary to Amsterdam. She became a volunteer in our ministry. And the story goes MUCH Bigger! You are going to LOVE this interview! It's PACKED with...

Duration:00:43:14

072 YWOF Podcast -Finding the Right Volunteers

11/22/2017
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Finding volunteers to help out with your youth program can be a challenge. Often you inherit existing volunteers when you start working with a new organization. Sometimes that's a good thing and sometimes it's not. But the important aspect of using volunteers to their full potential is to make sure they're in the right place. If they don't want to work with a certain age group then find another area for them to utilize their skills where they'll be happier. Listen now as Doug Edwards shares...

Duration:00:18:01

071 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast-Josh Douglas

11/12/2017
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This Episode is Saturated with Value for you: Josh Douglas is a youth pastor in Mount Dora, Florida. He is a pastor's son, passionate about leading students and families to Jesus. He learned as a teenager how to live in a house with his 4 brothers, pay for his own vehicle and learn compassion for families who had lost children and other loved ones while working for Harden-Pauli Funeral home, all before he graduated high school. When he met the love of his life, she was foreign mission bound...

Duration:01:30:07

070 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Fundraising

11/1/2017
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Let's be honest, fundraising is a challenge. Bake sales, car washes and spaghetti dinners are ok but golf tournaments are much more effective. You can raise enough funds for the entire year with one well planned golf tournament. Golfers love to play and don't mind paying, especially when it's for a good cause. When done in the off-season, you can get good discounts on green's fees when the courses are slower. Listen now as Doug Edwards shares his tips on doing golf tournament fundraisers.

Duration:00:06:25

069 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Being Intentional

10/25/2017
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Are you being intentional? By planning ahead and setting short and long term goals for what you want to happen in your daily life, career and ministry, you're able to stay focused and stay on track. Your staff and students need to know what is expected of them in advance, for example, before leaving on a trip. It's your job to give them that information. Parents want to know, in advance, the itinerary of the students while they're away. This gives them confidence and security that their kids...

Duration:00:06:45

068 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Life Changing Trips

10/18/2017
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Listen as Doug shares his insight on taking students on winter ski retreats and summer mission trips. Structured youth camps and conferences are fun but consider planning winter ski retreats and summer mission trips where you get to be outside and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation as you serve. Safety is key so don’t go it alone. Always use an organization that knows the area you’re going to and student safety is a priority. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for the students to bring their...

Duration:00:18:22

067 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Mark Moore

10/11/2017
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Mark Moore spent 10 years as a missionary in Uganda, Africa where he saw children die of SAM's (Severe Acute Malnutrition). He later returned to the USA with his family and worked in the United States Senate where he served as Legislative Fellow and Africa Specialist in the United States Senate for Senator Mary Landrieu. While at Ebenezer's Coffee House in Washington, DC, he prayed, then soon attended a meeting about R.U.T.F. Ready to Use Therapeutic Food which can cure SAM's. Mark's...

Duration:01:01:09

066 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Being A Dad

10/4/2017
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This week Doug talks about being a dad when everyone wants your time. It can be difficult to divide your time between work and your family. Coaches deal with this especially during football, baseball or basketball season. Wives of coaches are often referred to as coach widows because they don't see their spouses much during the week due to practice and games. We need to make time to be with our spouses and children. Doug also talks about the perks when your kids get to be a part of what...

Duration:00:05:18

065 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Sean Algaier

9/27/2017
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Sean Algaier was a foster child with a lot of pain. He was on the Biggest Loser TV show while being a youth pastor with his wife near Tulsa, OK. He worked as a tour manager in Nashville for Toby Mac, Rachael Lampa and several other artists. He has himself performed with a band in South Africa on a goodwill mission. He now is a minister of music at Providence Road Church of Christ in Charlotte, NC. My son Ryan is his sound and media guy for the church. This story will add great value to your...

Duration:00:52:25

064 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Building A Student Ministry

9/20/2017
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In this segment, youth pastors will learn tips on how to choose churches. Although you're being interviewed for the youth pastor position, you need to have a list of questions to ask too. Churches also need to learn how to choose a youth pastor that's right for them and not just fill a vacant position. Another key tip is to separate the middle school students, high school students and college students into their own groups and have them meet at different times during the week. This can cause...

Duration:00:27:38

063 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - Hurricane Irma

9/13/2017
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Irma was the biggest hurricane in Florida, 400 miles across. It brought back a memory of our student ministry taking 55 people to volunteer after Hurricane Andrew, 7 days later. A student, Jason Mages, decided we had to do something. He said the right things to the right people and the next thing I knew, we had a caravan of motorhomes, vans and trucks heading south from Eustis, Florida for a 2 night and 3 day work adventure in a place that looked like a bomb went off and had wiped out...

Duration:00:21:08

062 Youth Worker On Fire Podcast - DJ Verkaik

9/6/2017
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DJ Verkaik at the age of 19 sold his truck and a lot of other things to get his 1st pro video camera! He later bought a $50k 1st of its kind digital computer video editing system and became famous. But he started by volunteering with me as an 8th grader producing mammoth video shows for pep rallies, church and massive events all through his high school career. He and his buddy, Matt Johnson, worked harder than most people being paid. All I tried to do was show him how to have a relationship...

Duration:00:34:22