One of the signs of a healthy church is the presence of a vibrant youth ministry. In the midst of a culture that lures many young people away from faith and church community, it is essential to invest in seeing our young people grow up strong in Jesus Christ.
One man who has made a significant difference in Northern Alberta Youth Ministries the last ten years is Ron DeVries. When I was a new youth pastor, Ron was there to encourage, equip, and mentor along the way. For the past four years, Ron has coached Melanie Reynders much along the same lines. I want to share the exciting next steps in Ron’s ministry.
Ron DeVries has left his role as the Classis Alberta North Youth Ministry Consultant and is now heading up Youth Ministries in the whole Christian Reformed Church, both in Canada and the United States. In addition to this, he will be coordinating the SERVE wing of the Youth Unlimited in Canada.
Ron has already been an essential part of shaping the Canadian conversation about youth ministry, and through strategic planning, Classes across Canada have seen growth in youth ministry as a result.
I am thankful for the significant contribution that Ron has made to Bethel Church indirectly. Please join me in praying for this man as he moves into a new role and greater influence in the church.
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