Equipping the next generations in faith…

ken castor

KEN is the Professor of Youth Ministry and the Director of Ministry Partnership at Crown College in Minnesota. With nearly thirty years of next-generation ministry experience in the U.S. and Canada, Ken is the founder of NEXT Ministry Conferences, the “Blue Letters Editor” of the Award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible, and has authored numerous discipleship resources like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He is a nerdy Cubs fan, a Converse-Chuck-Taylor addict, a proud husband to the brilliant Kathy, and a father to three of the most interesting people on the planet.


How can the next generation stand in this stormy world?

Rooted. Strong even through the winds. Where knots become beauty marks…

Our deepest longing as human beings is for significance. Author and Bible scholar Ken Castor serves as an expert guide into a life of significance.
Rick Lawrence
Author of Spiritual Grit, General Editor of The Jesus-Centered Bible
We’re surrounded by a generation of emerging young leaders who are tired of watching, waiting for permission, and wondering when they will be called on to make a difference in this world for Jesus. Ken Castor understands their cry and provides a clear formula for daily empowerment and mobilization.
Timothy Eldred
Author of Alone Sucks, Executive Director of Waves
Ken continues to caringly but honestly encourage and drive people to grow deeper into what it means to follow Jesus. 
Chris Theule-VanDam
Western Great Lakes Regional Director, Young Life

Event Schedule Winter/Spring 19/20

8.24 Youth Ministry Local Training (Group), Denver, CO

8.26 Crown College Fall Semester Begins

9.6 Youth Ministry Local Training (Group), Rancho Cucamonga, CA 

10.5 Youth Ministry Local Training (Group), Riverside Church, Big Lake, MN

10.19-21 Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Minneapolis, MN 

10.26 NEXT Ministry Conference, Toledo, OH

11.2 NEXT Ministry Conference, Lancaster, PA

11.10 River Rock Alliance Church, Belle Plaine, MN

11.13 Crown College Chapel 

12.3-12 Israel Collective

1.4 Recharge Conference, St. Paul, MN

1.11 Parenting Conference, Westwood Church, Chanhassen, MN

1.15 Crown College Spring Semester Begins

1.22 Wooddale HS Group, Eden Prairie, MN

1.24-26 Avalanche Weekend, Big Sandy Camp

1.29 Wooddale HS Group, Eden Prairie, MN

2.14-16 White Out Retreat, Beulah Beach, OH

2.17-18 Alliance Youth Retreat, Tampa Bay, FL

2.21-22 NEXT Ministry Conference, Orlando, FL

2.29 NEXT Ministry Conference, Princeton, NJ

3.7 NEXT Ministry Conference, Crown College, MN

3.13-14 Ignite-Youth Conference, Des Moines, IA

3.21 NEXT Ministry Conference, Columbia, SC

4.3-4 Ignite-Youth Conference, Chicago, IL

5.16 Crown College Commencement

5.19-22 Think Tank, Colorado Springs, CO

6.2-4 Kern Foundation

6.28-30 Hmong District Conference, Tulsa, OK

7.7-11 International Bible Quizzing

7.22-24 Elevate Conference

8.7-8 Hmong Student Retreat, WI

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