Recent Blog Posts

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.

06 – Jeremy Brydges & the Value of Sabbatical

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast! 
How do I take a sabbatical? Is it more than just a vacation? Why is taking a break important? With Jeremy Brydges! 

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

SHOW NOTES:
Jeremy on Twitter: @HYFCJeremy
On the web: http://www.highlandsyfc.com

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

05 – Rob Kropf & Mentoring In the Church

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast!
How do we mentor teenagers? How do I survive in this church? What happens when you fill the baptismal tank with Jello? With Rob Kropf!

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

SHOW NOTES:
More resources from the PAOC: http://www.youthministry.ca

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

What Others Have Said

  • It is obvious that Mark cares about youth & teens, and their mental well-being. He talks candidly about a wide range of mental health issues and clinical mental health disorders. His talk reminds all of us that our role is not to fix, but to listen, be there, and connect & care for each other and our community.
    Kim Notarfranco, Head of Phys. Ed., Elmira District Secondary School
  • Mark truly has carved out a niche when it comes to public speaking and overall communication. He’s harnessed the rare ability to describe complex emotions in ways that are accessible to any audience, creating a unique credibility and humanness that many communicators lose. His relaxed but engaging demeanour earns him the platform to flesh out complex theological topics in ways that remain distinctive, concise, and surprisingly palatable. He uses real life experiences and emotions to open theological dialogues that are interesting and carry life application. Mark seeks to deepen people’s understanding of the greatness of God, our place in His story, and the difference a relationship with God makes.
    Adam Goudreault, Youth Pastor
  • 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
  • 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 is very knowledgable and shares his personal experience as well as provides facts and relevant information. He kept my class engaged and left them with material they could use for themselves or a friend.
    Pam Monrad, Teacher, Centennial CVI (Guelph)