Entries by james@brightsaltmedia.com

Video: Youth Ministry & Mental Health

In this video, Anne Reid Broos, Director of Ministry Children and Young Families  at Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, FL, and Sarah Kamienski, licensed mental health counselor and faculty at Flagler College, present about Youth Ministry and Mental Health. This presentation took place at the Flagler Forum on Youth Ministry at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Excerpts: “Mental Illness […]

Video: Ministering Out of Community

Youth Ministry veteran, Les Comee, teaches about how we practice Youth Ministry out of a place of community. This interview took place after Les’ presentation at the Flagler Forum on Youth Ministry at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Excerpts: Community “Jesus begins with calling a group of people – instead of being alone.” “‘Encourage – stand beside’ God’s people will […]

Video: Youth Ministry & Mental Health – Interview with Sarah Kamienski

In this video, our own Zach Gurick talks to Sarah Kamienski, licensed mental health counselor and faculty at Flagler College, about youth ministry and mental health. This interview took place after Sarah’s presentation on Youth Ministry and Mental Health at the Flagler Forum on Youth Ministry at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Be on the lookout for her […]

VIDEO: The Teenage Brain – Interview with Steve Schneeberger

In this video, our own Zach Gurick talks to Steve Schneeberger of the Youth Ministry Institute.  YMI empowers youth ministers to become skilled and effective leaders. This interview took place after Steve’s presentation on The Teenage Brain at the Flagler Forum on Youth Ministry at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida.  Click here for the full presentation. Transcript: Zach: Ok so […]

The Meaning and Wonder of Youth

Science is important, perhaps more important than ever. We face all kinds of crises that require some diligent scientific discernment and intentional action. But are we, as youth workers, prepared to talk about science with the young people in our churches? Are we interested in answering the questions that young people are actually asking and […]

VIDEO: Ministering Out of Community – Interview with Lester Comee

In this video, our own Zach Gurick talks to Youth Ministry veteran, Les Comee, about how we practice youth ministry out of a place of community. This interview took place after Les’ presentation at the Flagler Forum on Youth Ministry at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Transcript: Zach Gurick: So we are sitting here at the Flagler Youth Forum, […]

Rhythm, the Woods, and Youth Ministry

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Henry David Thoreau wrote those words 170 years ago.  And it seems to me that, over the last two centuries, desperation’s volume has well surpassed any semblance of “quiet.”  A brief survey of the average Instagram account screams fearful discontent.  Thoreau, in response to his own […]

Video: The Dangerous Grace of Doubt

Andrew Zirschky gave this presentation, titled The Dangerous Grace of Doubt, at the annual Youth Ministry Academy conference in Orlando, Florida. This event was presented in conjunction by the Youth Ministry Institute and the Center for Youth Ministry Training, and was sponsored by Kindred Youth Ministry. Below the video you can find the transcription, if you […]

Video: Stop the Chaos

Emily Felgenhauer gave this presentation, titled Stop the Chaos, at the annual Youth Ministry Academy conference in Orlando, Florida. This event was presented in conjunction by the Youth Ministry Institute and the Center for Youth Ministry Training, and was sponsored by Kindred Youth Ministry. Below the video you can find the transcription, if you prefer to […]