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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

  1. Mark provides a wonderful, biblical perspective on mental health. What stood out to us was his sincerity and compassion (for others and self) when speaking with our students. He provides helpful tips for how we can strive for wellness individually, and as a school by helping our peers, creating more conversation/awareness. Awesome all-around!

    Kayla Goodhoofd, MSW, RSW, King’s Christian Collegiate, Oakville, ON

  2. Mark led a breakout at our youth event, Change Conference. His room was packed and the students were completely engaged throughout his entire presentation. Mark was a pleasure to work with and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

    Olivia Bronson, Change Conference, Canadian Youth Network

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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