Recent Blog Posts

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.

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 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 Alexa.

What Others Have Said

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 is a gifted communicator who articulates the gospel in ways that are meaningful and applicable to daily life. He has the unique ability to connect "unchurched" people with the dynamic gospel of Jesus Christ. His passion for Jesus and desire to lead others to Christ are evident when he speaks.
    Josh Hunter, Campus Life Mentor, Great Lakes Christian Secondary School
  • Mark is a down to earth speaker who uses his personal experiences to bring attention to the issues of mental illness. His use of video and power point presentations, complement his message in a way that appeals to students. Creating awareness about the stigmas attached to mental illness, and providing some strategies for dealing with depression and suicide are his main objectives.
    Laurie Baulcomb, Teacher, Preston High School