Youth Ministry 1

An introduction to Youth Ministry

6 sessions


Session 1 is here!

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* Please watch the video offered for each session AHEAD of the meeting time for that session. 

Week One

Introduction to Youth Ministry and Discipleship

October 13, 7pm EST – Live Zoom meeting 

PLEASE WATCH the video BEFORE the Zoom meeting.

Week Two

Developmental Theory and Youth Ministry

October 20, 7pm EST – Live Zoom meeting.

Week Three

 Introduction to Programming

October 27, 7pm EST – Live  Zoom meeting.

Week Four

Planning and Administration

November 3, 7pm EST – Live Zoom Meeting

Week Five

An introduction to counseling and supporting your group

November 10, 7pm EST – Live Zoom Session

Week Six

Working with volunteers and other people

November 17, 7pm EST – Live Zoom Meeting

Sara Clarke Turpin


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. 

Andrew Noe


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


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).

flourish courses

Flourish courses offer great learning opportunities around key topics designed to help equip church leaders for vibrant ministry. These short-term courses are offered online and are affordable.

upcoming courses

Additional Flourish Courses are coming! Plan to register for Youth Ministry 2,  coming in Spring 2021.