Training & Resources:

Ministry Training Available Through J-Life


J-Life is committed to ensuring that affordable and relevant youth ministry training is made available to the local church. If you are a church leader interested in equipping your staff or lay leaders with ministry training, Contact us or click on the appropriate link below. J-Life trainers are also available to train various courses at an equipping event at your church.

Volunteer/Lay Leaders Training through Saturday Seminars
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College Student Internships and Summer Opportunities
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Basic outline:


Courses we cover during J-Life missionary internship program


  1. Youth Ministry Introduction
  2. Developing a Strategy for Relational Disciple Making
  3. Building Depth in your Youth: Personal Spiritual Formation
  4. Equipping Youth for Ministry: Tools to help leaders get youth involved in ministry to move youth from being hearers of God’s word to doers
  5. Equipping Youth to Share their Faith: Mobilizing youth to share their faith with their peers in lifestyle evangelism
  6. Sonlife’s Strategy for a Healthy Youth Ministry
  7. Sonlife’s Foundation for a Healthy Youth Ministry
  8. Intentional Leading and Teaching Skill Development

For a more detailed outline, click here.

Trainers who have invested their time and experiences in our interns:


J-Life recruits some of the best in their respective field to guest lecture and provide our students with exceptional training.


Rosaura Andujar-McNeil (B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Advisor, Vassar InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.


Jan Bushey (B.A., M.A. State University of New York, Oneonta; P.D. Fordham University) Elder, Hopewell Reformed Church.


Steve Bussey (M.A. New York University) Director, Railton School for Youth Worker Training. Salvation Army.


Brent Carl (B.S., Baptist Bible College; M.A., Philadelphia Biblical University) Vice-President of Training Operations, Youth Ministry International.


Tony Danhelka - President Emeritus and CoFounder, Riverwoods Christian Center, St. Charles, IL


Steve DelDuco (B.A., Villanova University; M.Div. Biblical Seminary) Pastor, New Life Bible Church.


Paul Dymott, Project 1:17 Young Adult Training Program Director.


Brandon Grant (B.A. Illinois Weslyan; M.A. Lincoln Christian Seminary) College Pastor, Eastview Christian Church, Normal, IL.


Pam Hansen (B.A. Nyack College; M.A. Alliance Theological Seminary) Director of Pastoral Care, Hopewell Reformed Church.


Taylor Holbrook (B.A. Hope College; M.Div. Western Theological Seminary) Lead Pastor, Hopewell Reformed Church.


Howard Lawler (B.A. Northeastern Bible College; M.A. Wheaton Graduate School) Senior Pastor, Fishkill Baptist Church.


Mark Mast (B.A. Miami University of Ohio; M.Div., D.Min. Western Theological Seminary) Pastor, New Paltz Reformed Church.


Dan Moen (B.A. Gordon College; M.Div. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) Student Ministries Pastor, Fishkill Baptist Church.


Mark Orr (M.Div.) Regional Coordinator, National Network of Youth Ministries.


Kevin Phillips (B.A., M.A. Wheaton; M.B.A. studies Syracuse; Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University) Director, ILD USA.


Sarah Phillips (B.A. Wheaton College; M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University) Administrative Coordinator, Teachers College.


Larry Poston (B.A., Grace College of the Bible; M.A., Trinity Evangelical School; M.A., Ph.D. Northwestern University) Professor of Religion, Nyack College.


Randy Prentiss (M.Div. Alliance Theological Seminary) Pastor, Arlington Reformed Church.


Eduardo Ramirez (BTh. Buenos Aires Bible Institute; B.A., M.A. University of Buenos Aires; M.A. Wheaton College; ABD University of Buenos Aires; D.Min. Palmer Seminary) Professor of Youth Ministry, Eastern University


Jack Redmond (B.A., Rowan University; M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University) Director of Impact Youth Ministry.


Jeremy Taylor - Director of High School Ministries, Black Rock Congregational Church.


Jim Wickliffe (B.S. Philadelphia College of the Bible) Director, Children’s Bible Fellowship.


Michael Velardo (B.A., Nyack College; M.A., Denver Seminary) Director of Education Ministries, Calvary Baptist Church.

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