Recent Blog Posts

09 – Tim Coles: Professional Athletes, Chaplaincy, and the Humbolt Bus Tragedy

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast!
What are the unique challenges of ministering to professional athletes? What does it mean to be an OHL hockey chaplain? And how do we guide people through tragedy? With Tim Coles!  

CONTACT:
Email me: podcast@strombomb.com
Find out more: http://www.strombomb.com/podcast
Support the Pod: http://www.strombomb.com/donate

SHOW NOTES:
Hockey Ministries International: http://www.hockeyministries.org 
Youth For Christ Canada: http://www.yfccanada.org 

New episode every two weeks. Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Amazon’s Alexa.

08 – Roy Verbeek & Graffiti Ministry

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast!
What does graffit ministry look like? How do I share my journey with teenagers? What helps connect community youth into a local church? With Roy Verbeek! 

CONTACT:
Email me: podcast@strombomb.com
Find out more: http://www.strombomb.com/podcast
Support the Pod: http://www.strombomb.com/donate

SHOW NOTES:
Paint With Purpose:
http://www.facebook.com/paintwithpurposePWP

New episode every two weeks. Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Amazon’s Alexa.

07 – Jon Binder & Leaving Youth Ministry

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast!
What do you do when you feel called OUT of youth ministry? What do you do when your passion drifts? How do we leave something without losing our identity? With Jon Binder! 

CONTACT:
Email me: podcast@strombomb.com
Find out more: http://www.strombomb.com/podcast
Support the Pod: http://www.strombomb.com/donate

SHOW NOTES:
Promise Church (Bradford, ON):
http://www.promisechurch.ca

New episode every two weeks. Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and Amazon’s Alexa.

What Others Have Said

  • A youth pastor shared [with me] how he had three girls who attempted suicide in the past. When I asked him about it, he said, "I've learned to ask the right questions before it happens." His intervention method sounded familiar so I questioned him about it. He replied, "I took the ASIST training awhile ago and the one thing I remember is the right questions to ask." Mark & Jim have saved lives with their excellent suicide intervention training.
    Marilyn Meyers, Director, Waterdown YFC/Youth Unlimited
  • It has been my privilege to have Mark in my class to instruct students on issues related to depression, self-injury and suicide. I have appreciated his knowledge, vulnerability and clear manner of speaking. Mark shares his own story with an appropriate use of vulnerability and genuine compassion for others. He is knowledgeable on the topics he addresses, current in his understanding of culture, and sensitive to how he presents the difficulties children and teenagers are encountering. Mark’s visual materials show fresh creativity and truly help to enhance his words. I appreciated the conviction and clarity that Mark communicated with, and came away having learned more about children, depression and how to make a difference in the life of a young person. I highly recommend Mark to you as one who has walked a difficult path, experienced healing, and shares thoughtfully from his experiences!
    Dr. Brett Andrews, Professor, Emmanuel Bible College
  • Mark’s mental health presentation is excellent, authentic, and full of valuable information. I would encourage every teen to hear Mark’s story.
    Kim Jones, Teacher, Preston High School
  • Mark is the best person to speak to youth about the gospel that I know of. He makes sure to lay out the whole gospel (repentance, work of the cross, etc) and yet makes it very relevant to what youth are dealing with (emotional issues, relationships, sex, current idols, etc). When he speaks somewhere, people want him back because, as the Spirit works, hearts are touched and changed.
    Greg Whitfield, Regional Director, Youth Unlimited
  • Mark's presentation is a direct and honest talk that looks to break down the stigma of mental health. He gives teens an understanding of how to deal with their own mental health and help others who are struggling.
    Matt Ritchie, Teacher, Preston High School