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Third Thursday Podcast

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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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United States

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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

Language:

English


Episodes
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LIFE Conference 2025

6/20/2024
Ben and Harry have two special guests this month! RMD Assistant Superintendent Chris Tweedy and C&MA National Co-Youth Director Charles Amoh join in to talk about next summer's LIFE Conference. Everything from what is the LIFE Conference to big details, initial pro tips, and how the RMD is helping individuals go is discussed. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:50:51

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Youth Graduate, What Now?

5/16/2024
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. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:46:40

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Youth Leader Weekend Recap

4/25/2024
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. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:30:32

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Curriculum or Hard Pass?

3/21/2024
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! Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:34:09

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Discipleship That Sticks (feat. Ken Castor)

2/15/2024
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! Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:43:14

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A Look Ahead to 2024

1/18/2024
Harry and Ben chat about the Third Thursday vision for 22024 with special guest, Chris Tweedy. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:18:34

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Having Difficult Conversations

12/21/2023
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. Show Notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:41:38

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Connecting With Your Community

11/16/2023
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. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:28:10

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Redefining Success

10/19/2023
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. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:38:24

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Creating a Volunteer Team

9/21/2023
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. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:44:27

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Discovering Core Values Part 3: How Do You Carry On What You’ve Established?

8/31/2023
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? Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:26:21

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Discovering Core Values Part 2: How Do You Establish Core Values?

8/24/2023
Harry and Ben enter into part 2 of their three-episode discussion on core values. We’ve established that core values are important, but how do you identify and establish them? They share three key steps to establish as well as practical tips for establishing them without having a team and as a team. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:37:50

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Discovering Core Values Part 1: Why Are They Essential?

8/17/2023
Harry and Ben start a three-episode discussion on core values. What are core values? Why are they essential? They share how core values provide the direction of your ministry, the protection of your yes and no, and clarify what you are about. The reality is that we as youth leaders have a limit on ourselves amidst serving a limitless God. Show notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:27:31

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Preparing for Fall Launch

7/20/2023
Summer’s racing to an end and the back to school season is about to start – how to plan well for re-entry. Harry and Ben ask the question, "How do my fall plans advance our ministry goals and lead our group into the winter and through the school year?" Show Notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:52:02

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Gearing Up for Graduations and Summer

4/20/2023
The last few weeks with your seniors and an entire summer of no-school-ministry ahead, are you ready? Show Notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:40:00

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Thriving in the Winter Doldrums

1/19/2023
The holidays are over, the nights are long, emotions are low, how do we lead through a season that is often discouraging. Show Notes

Duration:00:18:10

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Leading Through the Holiday Season

10/20/2022
How do we navigate the busyness and opportunities of the holidays and still lead our students well. Show Notes If you've got questions or want access to more resources, email office@rmdcma.com.

Duration:00:26:20