John Gardner

John Gardner has served as the Youth Director for Chapel Presbyterian Church in Brighton Township, Pennsylvania for 11 years. He and his wife Jackie both serve high school and middle school students as a full time calling, with Jackie teaching math at Beaver County Christian School. John graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2009 and a Doctor of Ministry from SBTS in 2019. He spends most of his spare time reading, writing, and explaining the actual meanings of song lyrics to youth group students.

Making Games Work in Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry

The title of this article may have sent a theological shiver down your spine…games. As a surface-level reaction, that’s completely understandable. The shallow caricature of youth group usually involves about one hour and 15 minutes of dodgeball, 15…