Ablaze Ministries

So let us tell you a little bit about ourselves…


360° Approach to Ministry

Ablaze Ministries exists to fill a need that is not being met. We provide ministry from a 360° approach by ministering to the youth, parents, and youth ministers. These three main functions of our model have developed into our 3 ministries: Ablaze Youth, Beyond the Pew, and ProjectYM.

our Ministries

Ablaze Youth exists to provide consistent, high quality youth ministry to parishes of all sizes. Parishes hire and entrust their youth ministry programs to Ablaze, who find young enthusiastic youth ministers for these parishes. Ablaze trains and supervises their youth ministers as they provide youth ministry in the parish. Ablaze believes that ministry should be done in teams, both for the health of the minister and to the benefit of the whole community. At every level within Ablaze, the individual is being poured into spiritually, trained to be a better minister, and is constantly growing within the community.


Beyond the Pew exists because being a parent is hard. However, being a parent and leading your children in your faith, while also trying to grow your own faith in a world that disparages both, is even more difficult. Beyond the Pew is a community and resource for parents that want to help their kids fall more in love with Jesus while growing in the faith themselves. Beyond the Pew seeks to provide tools and resources to dive deeper in faith and a love of Christ in both parents and their children. Sainthood starts at home, so let’s make some saints!

ProjetYM exists to serve those in ministry because we known it is difficult and that you want to focus on bringing Christ to youth. The ProjectYM team provides resources, community, engaging games and has served 20,000+ teens through ProjectYM Live. ProjectYM offers training, broadcasts, courses and so much more because youth ministers should not feel like they are doing it alone. ProjectYM seeks to serve ministry workers everywhere so they can focus on bringing Jesus to youth!




Worry This week’s show starts off with an absolute bang! Matt reveals something he instantly regrets and you will have the audio to prove it! This leads to a discussion about worry in ministry. Is it always a bad thing? If so, how do we avoid it. Can it sometimes be helpful? If so, when? Make sure to catch up

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Life in the Spirit

Life in the Spirit Jill Miller joins in on podcast to discuss the third person of God, the Holy Spirit. She talks uniting with the Holy Spirit to discern and reach a deeper intimacy with God then unpacks charismatic prayer stereotypes to explain the benefits of praying with the Holy Spirit. The guys discuss with her being both contemplative and

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Becoming an Ally of Parents

Becoming an Ally of Parents Crystal Marchand from ProjectYM shares her of all her expertise on effectively ministering youth and utilizing one of the most valuable resources hidden in plain sight- their parents! Rather than talking at parents and simply sharing information, connect with them to work as a team. Matt and Chris learn all of Crystal’s top tips for

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Role of Comedy

Everyone has different strengths when it comes to public speaking and the Padgetts  have found that comedy is their go-to! Just because there are  a lot of laughs, doesn’t mean the message will be missed, and for youth, it could even mean they are able to get even out of the lesson. Chris and Linda Padgett shares how they have

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