one year ago… rooted


N820990528_3580688_9452 N820990528_3580687_9181Steve McCready reminded me that it was one year ago that our team from Brentview traveled out to Belfast for the Rooted Conference followed by two weeks of incredible mission in Killyleagh.  Amazing trip, amazing experience.  For me, the Rooted Conference was a delight, despite the exhausting jet lag.  Our Brentview team was introduced to our friends from YFC-NI… and while some of them got caught up on their sleep, I gave a total of five different talks in one day… the first one starting around 2am Calgary time… (I think Steve was trying to kill me!!)… for a group of some 100+ up-and-coming ministry leaders in Northern Ireland.  Loopiness set in somewhere around the 3rd talk.  But what a privilege it was to be there  that day!  And what an honor it has been to continue in partnership with such passionate followers of Jesus.  Thanks, Steve, for the opportunity, and for the reminder to be praying for all those gathered that day.

The final photo here is one of my all-time favorites.  I'm on the left, Steve is next to me, Pete is leading worship, and sitting next to him is Alan.  I will never be able to fully express the blessing these three men have been in my life.  What an honor to it is to call them friends.  Can't wait to see what plans God has for us next!

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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