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Campus Ministry Directors, College Pastors & Young Life Leaders
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The best way for a kid to know God is
to know someone who knows God.
About The Student Ministry Podcast
What is the Podcast All About?
The Student Ministry Podcast is designed to be a Gospel-centered resource for any adult leader serving the next generation of future leaders.
The information covered in our episodes is for youth pastors, small group leaders, Young Life leaders, parents, campus ministry directors, Sunday school teachers, college pastors, young adult ministers, and educators who just want to learn more about ministering to youth and young adults.
This show gives quick, simple, and practical ideas to help leaders address some of the tough scenarios that they might be facing as they serve in youth ministry, family counseling, or college ministry.
Meet the Host
Kenny Ortiz is the solo host of both The Student Ministry Podcast and Theology For the Rest of Us. He is also the co-host of The Inspiring Awesome Podcast and Plant Better Podcast, both of which Kenny co-hosts with James Carbary.
Kenny is an author, international speaker, and entrepreneur. He is the Director of Bethany Teams as well as the founder of 4thFloor Media. He has more than 15 years of pastoral ministry experience, youth ministry experience, and church leadership experience. Kenny has had the privilege of serving under several legends in the world of youth ministry; including Jeanne Mayo and Ron Luce. He was also personally mentored by best-selling author Shannon Ethridge.
Kenny loves studying and discussing the Bible and theology. He has a strong track record of mentoring teenagers well and he loves coaching adults that are investing in the lives of teens and young adults.
Kenny is an avid reader, podcast addict, Disney enthusiast, history buff, and coffee lover. Learn more about Kenny at his personal website www.kennethortiz.com.
You can design and create, and build
the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people
to make the dream a reality.
Kenny’s Top-5 “Must Read” Books
- A Tale of Three Kings (Gene Edwards)
- Experiencing Father’s Embrace (Jack Frost)
- The Pursuit of God (AW Tozer)
- What’s So Amazing About Grace (Philip Yancy)
- Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ (John Piper)
Great Books for Youth Pastors
- Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry (Cameron Cole and Jon Nielson)
- Jesus Centered Youth Ministry (Rick Lawrence)
- The Shepherd Leader (Timothy Witmer)
- Already Gone (Ken Ham)
- Make Believe (Ben Crawshaw and Kevin Ragsdale)
- Lead Small (Reggie Joiner and Tom Shefchunas)
- Thinking for a Change (John Maxwell)