We love serving churches and ministry organizations through speaking. And we’ve found we love a mix of contexts and audiences. Individual churches and multi-church or denominational events. Small dialogue-oriented events and large events designed to encourage or challenge. Teenagers, youth workers, parents of teenagers, and —occasionally— senior pastors or church congregations.
Here’s what a few have said about Marko’s speaking…
Marko brought a familiar story in the scriptures to life as he captivated a mixed audience of middle school and high school students from two churches for our event. As a youth pastor who has been in leadership tracks under Marko and reads his books, I was pleased to have someone I was able to partner with and solidify thoughts and ideas for the future of our church’s youth ministry.
- Brandon Best, Middle School Pastor, Oakwood Baptist Church, New Braunfels, TX
Marko recently spoke at a large multi-church junior high event we held. He did a great job meeting the students where they were at and connecting them to the truths of God’s word. I will definitely use him again in the future.
- Danny Long, Youth Pastor, Jamul Community Church, Jamul, CA
…to youth workers:
Marko has the unique ability to combine critical thinking with a relevant understanding of the times at hand. I’ve appreciated walking away from one of Marko’s talks feeling both mentally and spiritually challenged; he draws his audience to think. Our youth pastors may leave the session after it’s over, but the conversations stimulated by Marko continue even today.
- Jayson French, Director of Programming, Christ in Youth (CIY), Joplin, MO
It has been an asset to the National Conference on Youth Ministries to have Marko come and teach and facilitate our 500 full-time youth & family ministers and spouses. His expertise is invaluable and his critique of our board and conference will help us take NCYM to a new level. We will continue to use Marko and highly recommend him to you.
- Dudley Chancey, PhD, Professor of Youth & Family Ministry at Oklahoma Christian University, and Chairman of NCYM, Oklahoma City, OK
…to parents of teens:
We brought Marko in to speak to the parents of our community. Marko connected with them more than I could have imagined. He brought them a renewed passion to not let the world dictate their role and influence in their teens’ lives.
- Scott Porter, Middle School Pastor, Beavercreek Nazarene Church, Beavercreek, OH
if you’re interested in exploring the possibility of having me join you for your event (whether or not the event is already planned), please fill out the contact form, and it will be forwarded to tim grable at the grable group. tim will be in touch in a speedy and helpful way to sort through details and feasibility.