Matt Ball

Hey, thanks for checking out the blog!

In case you’re wondering why you would want to read what I write, let me tell you a little bit about myself.

Student Ministry has been a life long passion!  I have been at it for over 20 years and I am finishing up my Masters in Adolescent and Family Counselling. Recently I made the big move to teaching Youth Ministry and leading the Youth Ministry Institute at Vanguard College. What this means is that I teach youth ministry courses at Vanguard, mentor students and provide direction for the YMI staff.

I guess I’ve always been a discipler, team builder, and leader and so teaching at a Bible College seemed like the natural next step.

I’m also a dad with three kids. My two girls are in the teenage years so I’m putting student ministry knowledge to the test in my  house. I’m also doing research in adolescence, counseling and youth culture, so I hope you’re going to find my blogs informative and helpful. Along the way I’ll probably share some of my youth ministry stories, so we can compare bruises! I’d love to hear from you too so please leave comments when you have time!