27 - A Magical Middle School Conversation with David Wood


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This week I talked with a wizard! The great David Wood himself! David is a youth pastor out in Modesto, CA and has been at it for 2.5 years.

I met him two years ago at a great conference called DYM100 and we got to reconnect this year at DYM200. I'm so glad he took some time to talk to me, because he's about to be a very busy guy. More on that later.

I hope you enjoy our conversation. I sure did!

Here are some things to think about:

    We're both really glad we don't work with the children's ministry. 6th grade peer pressure is dumb. Magic shows are either good for 8 hours or 2 years. Spend time being mentored. Growing your ministry based on your personality isn't sustainable. Developing a Student Leadership Team can be a huge win! NYWC is going to be amazing because David will be there!

Mentioned on the podcast:

DYM Student Leadership Bundle

DYM Student Leadership Application and Forms

DYM "Jesus Took Our Place" Illustration

David's other stuff on DYM

Get David to be your next magician!

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