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Discipleship occurs in the context of meaningful relationships.

Experience

Experience

YOUTH MINISTRY INTERN / INTERIM YOUTH PASTOR | ANNANDALE EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH | MAY 2018 – AUGUST 2018
Plan, lead, and teach Wednesday night youth group.
Meet with students individually and implement community in the youth group.
Lead devotionals at events and Bible study.
Run annual week long ice cream booth fundraiser at the Annandale Carnival.

MIDDLE SCHOOL INTERN | CHRIST CHURCH LAKE FOREST | SEPTEMBER 2016 - MAY 2018
Plan, lead, and teach Saturday night Middle School group.
Disciple students through mentorship.
Lead small groups for middle school three times a week.

SUMMER SLAM COORDINATOR | BECKER EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH | JUNE – AUGUST 2017
In charge of the church’s summer ministry “Summer Slam”.
Plan, facilitate and preach on the Book of James.
Recruit and disciple small group leaders.
Delegate responsibilities among leader

WOODWORKER | WOODCRAFT INDUSTRIES ST. CLOUD | SUMMERS 2015-2017
Operate under a supervisor
Sort through lumber with precision and speed.

SHYG LEADER | CHRIST CHURCH LAKE FOREST | JANUARY 2016 – MAY 2017
Small group leader for high school students.
Attend and assist in events and retreats.

ELEVATE VOLUNTEER | BECKER EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH | Throughout 2015-2018
Middle school and high school summer camp leader.
Speaker at August Blast, Elevate, Breakfast Shout, and Controlled Chaos.

CAMPUS LIFE LEADER | YFC STEVENSON | AUGUST – DECEMBER 2015
Lead small group for high school students.
Assist in weekly Club meetings.
Connect with students outside of Club.

Education

BACHELOR OF ARTS | EXPECTED MAY 2019 | TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
· Major: Christian Ministry - Youth Ministry Emphasis · Minor: Bible · Related coursework: Foundations of Youth Ministry, Relational Youth Ministry, Ministry Programming, Ministry Leadership, Christian Doctrine, Teaching the Bible, Christian Education, Psychology of Adolescence.

Skills

Discipleship: Discipleship occurs in the context of meaningful relationships.

Teaching/preaching.

Personal Relationships, one on ones, asking meaningful questions, using response leads.

I love Jesus and my life goal is that hopeless teenagers learn about the hope of Jesus and how he died for us and transforms our lives every day.

Gospel Centered.

I love people and love training up volunteers.

I love parents and think that they have the biggest impact on their childrens lives.

Tech Savvy.

Additional information

Conversion
Christ found me at the age of four. I was so blessed to be born the son of a pastor. My dad discipled me and taught me about the love of Christ. Throughout my life God constantly reminds me how much he loves me and about the power of the Gospel. The one main thing that I have taken out of life is just my need for Jesus. One of the most defining moments of my spiritual life was when I looked in the mirror and really truly understood my depravity and my need for God. No matter how much I struggle, no matter how far I can feel like I have fallen from God, his grace is enough and he is still there and he loves me. He loves me so much that he sent his own son to die for that! Titus 3:3-8 was a huge help for me in this time. The part that really resonated with me is where it says that Jesus came not because of what we have done but because of his mercy.

Call and Commitment to Ministry
Ever since I was a child I loved talking about Jesus. I really looked up to my dad who is a pastor and being a pastor was something that I was always interested in. When I was in high school I really felt the pull to do youth ministry. I started to volunteer and teach at youth group and I fell in love with preaching. I feel most connected to the Holy Spirit when I am proclaiming the perfect Word of God to middle and high school students.

Philosophy of Ministry
We are called to make disciples of all nations and to be fishers of men. We do this through imitating Christ and loving people like Christ loves his bride the Church. We are to make disciples who go out and multiply. The Gospel should be the center of all ministry and everything should point to Jesus.

Leadership Style
Communication and being personable are key. Pouring into my leaders is one of the most important things because they are the ones who will in turn disciple and mentor the students. I love to preach the word and make it accessible for teenagers.

Key life verses
1 Thessalonians 2:8 - We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.

Luke 6:45 - A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

References

Chris Salvevold
Youth Pastor
Becker Evangelical Free Church
[email protected]
763-333-0828

Denny Johnson
Senior Pastor
Annandale Evangelical Free Church
[email protected]

Jana Sundene
Professor of Christian Ministries
Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
[email protected]
(847)317-7165