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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

  • I've been in student ministry for almost 15 years and sat through countless presentation on mental health and suicide. Mark's presentation is the most helpful I have heard. It was practical, honest, helpful and informative. We've had a number of students struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts and Mark's presentation gave my leaders exactly what they needed. If you're in youth ministry, bring him in for this talk.

    Andrew Nunn, Pastor of Student Ministries, Forward Church, Cambridge, ON

  • 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 spoke to a group of our parents and we were so grateful for his clear-eyed presentation regarding anxiety, depression and suicide. Mark has the tremendous ability to handle these weighty topics with the seriousness they deserve but also with humour and vulnerability. Our parents left feeling hopeful because of Mark’s admonishment and inspired by Mark’s own story. As a pastor serving in Family Ministry for over 18 years, this is one of the best presentations I’ve heard on the topics of anxiety, depression and suicide. Mark if a gifted communicator. He is highly knowledgeable and, perhaps even more importantly, highly vulnerable. I strongly recommend inviting Mark to speak with your leaders, your parents, and your youth.

    Chris Heise, Assoc. Pastor of Family Ministries, Compass Point Bible Church

  • Mark’s presentation for our students was received by his teenaged listeners, with attentiveness, keeping them engaged throughout.  This speaks towards the quality of his presentation.  It was clear, honest and useful.  I would recommend this to any group of high school age students.

    Henk Nobel, Principal, Emmanuel Christian High School

  • Mark was recently a keynote speaker for our event addressing the stress youth face today. He is relatable, clearly understands the youth perspective, and openly shared his personal experiences.  He offers a solution based perspective, offering parents resources to help their children.  He was engaging, funny, and thoughtful in his approach.  I highly recommend him!

    Stacey Schat, Youth Programs Coordinator, YWCA Muskoka