I love this idea from Chris Folkestad, a very cool and very intentional next generation pastor in Wisconsin. He’s giving each of his graduates bonsai trees and a copy of Grow Down. I’m thinking of picking up a few trees myself… You can read about it here: http://blog.simplyyouthministry.com/general-ministry/graduation-banquet-idea/
Author: Ken Castor
KEN CASTOR - As a veteran youth pastor, Ken Castor is excellent with a nerf gun and is addicted to caffeine. He is the Professor of Youth Ministry at Crown College in Minnesota, where he started the NEXT Ministry Conferences. Ken speaks across the U.S. and Canada, and has a doctorate focused on passing faith and leadership through the generations. He is the Blue Letters Editor of the award-winning Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored several books like Grow Down and Make a Difference. He lives near Minneapolis with his amazing wife and hilarious kids.