Real Stories from SYMC #41

Joe Marinich.

Joe is a truth-teller.  You know the kind I mean – no sugar coating.  He’ll tell you you’re an idiot to your face.  He’ll argue with you if he thinks he’s right.  He embraces debate.

He’ll also admit it when he’s wrong.  He’ll defend the honor of teenagers.  He’ll give you the shirt off his back.

Joe is a student missionary of sorts.  He runs an after-school program building TRUE relationships over video-game wars with kids who would never cross the threshhold of our faith factories. He works for the passion of Jesus and teenagers…and not much else…like most missionaries.

I love Joe!  You can meet him when you register for SYMC!  Or you can connect with him on Facebook.

Author: Darren Sutton

I've been in student ministry nearly 30 years…which generally just confirms how much I still don't know. Some days I'm the pizza-eating, over-responding, teaching-on-the-fly, desperate-for-volunteers, frustrated-with-co-workers youth leader that we all are. And sometimes…I knock it out of the park. I'm everywhere on social media that you are!

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