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 Next Level Ministry.

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!

Next Level Ministry exists to foster excellence in ministry leadership. The NLM team has over 40 years of combined ministry experience and countless moments where they have inspired ministry leaders to be more effective, dynamic and committed disciple makers. Next Level Ministry can be hired to speak to your ministry team, consult to coach to teach best practices in a ministry environment, or simply provide a parish with the resources they need to succeed. 



Youth Room, Part 2: Tips and Ideas on How to Decorate

For part one of this series click here. So you’ve got your youth room or designated area in your church’s parish center . . . now what?  Where do you begin as far as decorating goes, and what do you do if other ministries are using the same space throughout the week?   When I started off in youth ministry, I

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Collaboration So often, we get focused in so much on our own ministry that we all put ourselves in silos. Michael Marchand from Project YM joins the guys to talk about how collaboration is not only better for building the kingdom, but better for us as ministry leaders   Make sure to catch up on MLA Podcast’s latest content!  Subscribe

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First Year in Ministry

First Year in Ministry The first year of ministry is quite often a whirlwind. Whether you find yourself in your first year or are supervising/working with someone in their first year, Sarah Lessmann joins the guys to share how to thrive in that first year and assist others to do the same   Make sure to catch up on MLA

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