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KEN CASTOR drinks too much coffee and is excellent with a Nerf gun. He is also a veteran next-generation pastor who speaks across the nation and serves as a professor of youth ministry at Crown College in Minnesota. Ken has a doctorate in ministry focusing on passing faith and leadership through the generations. He is the Blue-Letters Editor for the Jesus-Centered Bible and has authored a student discipleship book, Grow Down, and a new daily devotional book, Make A Difference. He lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota with his wife and their three kids.
Ken says:

Thanks for visiting. Hopefully you’ll be encouraged… I simply try to write about things that strike my heart and mind… in the hopes that others will be inspired to grow deeper.

Jesus got a hold of me early in life, squeezed hard when I was 16, and has been pressing me ever since. Now, as a squashed-soul, I am a dad of three, a husband of one, and a professor of youth ministry at Crown College, Minnesota. I’ve had the privilege to pastor next-generation ministry for 25 years in the United States and Canada (with organizations like YFC and InterVarsity and with some great churches). I enjoy writing, brainstorming, and facilitating tools that focus on Jesus-Centered and Next-Generation-Ministry resources.

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.  [Ephesians 3:17 NLT]

@kencastor

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9 thoughts on “About

  1. I just purchase your book Make a Difference. I started reading it this morning(1/1/17). I have been praying for a long time to have a closer relationship with the Lord. And I have found that reading the Bible, going to church, listening to God’s word on the radio and other devises and reading daily devotion and receiving daily devotions via emails has been a blessing. As I get closer to the Lord, I desire to do His will and to serve Him and help others. So, I am looking forward to reading your book Making a Difference daily. Prayerfully I’ll discover more ways to make a difference in someone’s life and Honor, Praise and Glorify the Lord in all that I do.
    Looking forward to spending my mornings with you, through your books.

    Sincerely,
    Frances Davis
    francesmoac@aol.com

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  2. Hi, I was wondering if you have a recommendation of a video series for HS youth to watch and study. At this time our church doesn’t have a Youth Pastor and we want the youth to dive into Gods Word. It’s seems all I have found is a watered down gospel that teaches little scripture and more fun and fuzzy feel good lessons. Thank you for anything you can suggest.

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    1. Hey – great question. There are some great resources out there. Right now media (http://www.rightnowmedia.org/) has some great content. I always recommend Alpha (http://www.alphayouthfilmseries.com/). LIVE curriculum has solid weekly Jesus-Centered content (http://live.simplyyouthministry.com/). And more (like Tim Keller & Redeemer Church, or Francis Chan’s Multiply series)… Hope that gives a great head start. I bet there are others I’m not thinking of right now.

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