The Road Not Taken

Leadership, Randomness, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry, That'll Preach Sayings

The Road Not Taken

21 Mar , 2017  

***Posted this on my Facebook last Friday and wanted to go into some more detail.*** When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God DID NOT LEAD them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the SHORTEST route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with […]

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Student Ministry, Worship & Prayer

My 5 Core Values|Main Focuses in Ministry

20 Jun , 2016  

I get asked often what’s my core values or main foci in ministry… So here they go! No particular order Worship & Prayer Teachings (Large Groups, Camps/Conferences) Discipleship (Small Groups, 1-on-1, ) Service & Community Outreach (Evangelism, Missions, Fellowship) The Next Generation (Leadership Training with Interns/Volunteers) Here’s my philosophy in ministry as well

Guest Post, Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer


4 May , 2016  

This was originally written and posted by Pastor Micah Berteau here… Healthy is not a sexy word in youth ministry. If we are ever asked about the status of our youth group we would love to use words like “growing,” “powerful,” “massive,” “explosive,” “game-changing” and then end that sentence with a humble brag like: “but […]

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Leadership, Student Ministry, Worship & Prayer

Fusion Kalamazoo – Student Gathering

25 Jan , 2016  

So awesome to be a part of & witness this last night seeing students gather under ONE Banner, JESUS! A worship gathering – across the city, across churches, across denominations – ONE body. Praying to see more of this for our generation and the next! Thanks @pmattray @realstudentstv for hosting. Great word, worship and community! […]

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry

NEW iOS/Android Apps

16 Jan , 2016   Gallery

So I’ve released my 1st app on iOS, Android & WP10.. Go get it for the latest blogs, sermons & more. iOS Link in bio or search “iAMtransparent” #stumin #TheRiver #AliveandFree #Kalamazoo #ministry #ios

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Leadership, Student Ministry

Alive & Free Honors Pastor Dan

9 Dec , 2015  

So it’s this guy last night speaking as a Student Pastor.. He is leaving to plant a church. Let’s honor him by being presence. @dansmith418 has been a tremendous support and ally for me since coming to the River. Now, it’s a huge honor that he is passing the baton to me. If you have […]

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Randomness, Student Ministry, Worship & Prayer

Meetup with Peter Webb

19 Oct , 2015   Gallery

peterdwebb: Was great to meet up with Corey and hearing his heart for youth. Welcome to Kalamazoo, brother! @awakenthisheart So good meeting you as well!!

Leadership, Student Ministry, Worship & Prayer

Alive & Free Kick-off

12 Sep , 2015  

@aliveandfreeyouth #Kalamazoo Fall Kick-off is tomorrow night.. Invited/Bring your friends. Doors open at 6:30pm, service at 7pm – The River Church. #AliveAndFree #StudentMinistry #Stumin (at The River)

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry

Dancing in the River

1 Aug , 2015  

11 months ago I resigned my position at a great church in Tennessee, that I was a part of for 19 months. And since then I have been apart of a long search to get back to what I love, ministering to young people at the right church. Through moments of faithfully waiting on the […]

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Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, Student Ministry

Big News & Announcements Coming…

18 Jul , 2015   Gallery

Some new blogs and announcements coming.. Can’t wait! Stay tune! #JesusFocused #TheRiver #NewSeason

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