Recent Blog Posts

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.

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.

What Others Have Said

  • Mark is the best person to speak to youth about the gospel that I know of. He makes sure to lay out the whole gospel (repentance, work of the cross, etc) and yet makes it very relevant to what youth are dealing with (emotional issues, relationships, sex, current idols, etc). When he speaks somewhere, people want him back because, as the Spirit works, hearts are touched and changed.
    Greg Whitfield, Regional Director, Youth Unlimited
  • 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’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 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