Youth Ministry Mentors Program

Does your church have someone who could benefit from a veteran youth worker coming alongside and mentoring them to strengthen their ministry? Does your church desire to have someone come alongside it to see how it might begin an intentional youth ministry in your community? If that is how God is encouraging you we would love to have you consider partnering with one of our youth ministry mentors.

We are willing to:
  • Come on site 2-5 days for multiple meetings with your pastor, leadership teams, parents, and students. After our assessment work to offer specific training relevant to your congregation
  • Weekly communication with a key contact from your church for the purposes of helping them develop an action plan and implement that planIf your church is ready to take the next steps, we would love to take those steps with you.

Key ingredients from the hosting church:
  1. A dedicated lead contact
  2. Housing for the mentor while on site
  3. Transportation costs
  4. An honorarium
  5. Preliminary evaluation surveys completed
Listen to this podcast conversation with Rev. Mark Johannesen to learn more about Youth Ministry Mentors:
If your church is ready to take this step, please contact:
Rev. Mark Johannesen, CLB Youth Ministry Coordinator
True Life Church, Rochester, MN
Office: 952-255-9572
Email: Click Here


Tool #1 - Assessment

The Assessment Tool is to be completed after the selection of a mentor.

Tool #2 - Time Management

Work through time management, thinking through and planning out daily/weekly ministry and personal time.

Tool #3 - Ministry Resources Used

View suggested resources and tools and keep track of use, cost and notes about each one.

Meet the Mentors

Alan Aase

Retired Youth Pastor

Mark Johannesen

Youth & Family Pastor 
True Life Church, Rochester, MN

Jason Lang

Lead Pastor
Word of Life Church / Le Sueur, MN

Kirk Militzer

Lead Pastor
Bethesda Church / Eau Claire, WI

Keith Wolderich

Youth & Family Pastor 
Grace Church, Bismarch, ND

Recent Resource

Leadership Teams in Youth Ministry

One of the most important things in overseeing student ministries is to set up a team of mature believers that speak the truth and hope of Jesus into the lives of teens.

Watch the video to hear how some youth ministry leaders are doing this.