04 | Jon Nielson: Trends, Parents, Entertainment, Preaching, and the Gospel


In this episode, Kenny interviews student ministry veteran and preaching stalwart Jon Nielson about the importance of giving students a lot more than just fun in student ministry gatherings, but how to truly give them the depth of the Bible and the Gospel.

Jon gives us wisdom in several arenas of student ministry such as understanding our role as youth ministers, entertainment, national trends in youth and family ministry, relationships with parents, and preaching.

Jon Nielson (MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) currently is the Ministry Director at Princeton University for Princeton Faith in Action, a Christian leadership development and campus outreach ministry. Princeton Faith in Action is a ministry of The Christian Union, a ministry focused on serving and ministering to students at all eight Ivy League schools. Before going to Princeton University, Jon served as the College Pastor at College Church in Wheaton, Illinois and he also served as the Director of Training for the Charles Simeon Trust.

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