Recent Blog Posts

04 – Paul Robertson & Surviving Youth Ministry

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast! Who is the iGen generation? How do I stick it out for life in youth ministry? What’s the right way to engage with our current culture? And more! With Paul Robertson!

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

SHOW NOTES:
Paul Robertson: http://www.paulrobertson.ca

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

03 – Chantal Audet & Building Authentic Community

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast! What does female leadership look like in the church? Why is intergenerational ministry important? How do we talk about sexuality in churches? Is youth ministry really the same all around the world? With Chantal Audet!

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

SHOW NOTES:
Dare Daughters: http://www.daredaughters.wordpress.com

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

02 – Greg Whitfield & Why You Shouldn’t Just Be Who You Are

It’s a Canadian Youth Ministry Podcast! Why is the advice, “Just be who you are,” so bad? How do we encourage youth to do hard things? What does it look like to be full of truth and grace? With Greg Whitfield!

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

SHOW NOTES:
Catalytic Converters: http://www.yfccatalyticconverters.ca
Cambridge YFC: http://www.yfccambridge.com
Kitchener YFC: http://www.yfckitchener.com

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

What Others Have Said

  • 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
  • Last year, myself and my two staff had the privilege of taking part in the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) course, which was facilitated by Mark Stromenberg and Jim Anderson. This two day training was highly valuable, interactive, practical, and is something that I would highly recommend to others. Mark & Jim were fantastic at teaching the material, answering questions, and giving practical tools and advice on how this training can support us in our roles of working with teens in our community!
    Grant Dodson, Director, Stratford YFC/Youth Unlimited
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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