After the Course
Some things to do now that we’re done
If you’re reading this, you have hopefuly completed the 6 course sessions that we presented and are now asking questions like “what do we do now?” This page, which may change over time, is a site where you can come to ask questions, share thoughts, find additional resources, and generally extend your experience of working into Youth Ministry with us. Please bookmark this page and check with us over time. If there is a feature you would like us to consider ading, please let us know. We hope to support you as well as we can through 2021, and to learn from your experiences as we go.
Link to Live Content
If we should schedule a meeting, we will post the Teams link in this location.
Extra Video (Yours can go here, too!)
Working with Families Affected by the Pandemic
This video is from our Flourish course on Pastoral Care and COVID-19. While it’s not a “Youth Video,” we hope you might find it to be helpful.
Youth Ministry Conversations. We used this site in a number of our resource suggestions, but it’s a good place for you to know about. Please note that we have close personal ties to this resource.
After the Course: Continuing the work
For starters, here’s a link to the Leader’s Guide, so you can bring this course home and use it with your Youth ministry team. If you have pictures, videos, stories, or other things to share from your work, please consider using the boxes below to share with us so we can post them here.
Rev. Sara Clarke Turpin is Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Buechel Park Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, where she has served since 2013. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from BSK: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, along with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown College with majors in Religion and Business Administration: Management and minors in Church Music and Psychology. She has been both a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Scholar and Fellow and served on the CBF Kentucky Coordinating Council and Execitive Committee. Before coming to Buechel Park, Sara served as the Youth Minister at Melbourne Heights Baptist Church in Louisville for four years.
Andrew Noe serves at East Leonard CRC in Grand Rapids, Michigian as the Pastor of Faith Formation. He is a proud graduate of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, is passionate about bringing creativity to ministry, and enjoys working with teenagers. He is married to the wonderful Hannah, and they have two spectacular kids – Gwen and Benjamin. His side passions are comic books, lego and video games.
Justin Sizemore is the Minister to Youth at Calvary Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University and a proud Georgetown College Tiger! He has been involved in Youth Ministry as a volunteer, assistant, chaperone, and now minister for over 14 years. Youth Ministry is his passion and calling.
Justin is married to Abby Sizemore (The FABULOUS Director of Admissions for the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky!!!) and they have two wonderful daughters, Ann-Thomas and their most recent addition, Edith (Edie).
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