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RON Powell2Dr Ron Powell allowed me to guest post on his blog, YouthMinistryUnleashed. Ron and his family have been a part of North Pointe Community Church for the over 10 years.

He has been on a mission of pastoring and teaching youth ministry for the past 29 years and currently is the Youth Ministry Institute Director at Vanguard College in Edmonton.

 “Pastor, would you speak at our youth retreat?”senior-pastor-speaks

My quick response surprised Jeremy, our youth pastor, not just because I seldom respond quickly but because it was an enthusiastic one. And it was heartfelt.

There was no need to pray, think, ponder or mull over this decision.


When I preach on Sundays at North Pointe there are youth in the crowd. But at a retreat there would ONLY be youth in the crowd and at this particular retreat, a record high number of youth.

What an opportunity and an honour to be invited.

I would be one of, if not THE oldest speakers, ever, at a youth retreat for our church.

So what should a 60 year old, senior pastor say at a youth retreat?

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Ron Powell says:

    Thanks so much for writing for us Pastor Bob! I have had so many positive comments on what you shared! Tyson and I felt honoured that you would write a guest blog for

    blessings, –Ron

  • bob jones says:

    Hi Ron and Tyson. Thank you for letting me post. I am big supporter of your ministry. Pastors need more people like you and what you provide in education and support for youth ministry.

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