This is a clip from The Greg Stier Youth Ministry Podcast episode #17 with Doug Holliday. Watch the full episode here: https://youtu.be/K7ot9EjUR14
In this episode, Greg sits down with long-time friend and President of Sonlife Ministries, Doug Holliday. They discuss Sonlife’s radical redirection back toward youth ministry and how the current model has to change. Greg and Doug also speak with youth leader, Nathan Smith, to follow up on the discussion.
About The Greg Stier Youth Ministry Podcast:
Being a youth pastor can be a massive challenge on top of everything a youth leader must do today to help their youth ministry. Greg Stier has over thirty years of youth ministry experience and is here to help you with your youth group.
The Greg Stier Youth Ministry Podcast is all about helping youth leaders by using biblical analysis, stories from his own life, profiling leaders in youth ministry, and bringing in other experts in the Christian world. This is the perfect resource to learn how to be a youth leader with new episodes dropped on the last Tuesday of every month.
Greg Stier is a champion for unleashing this generation with the Gospel. As the founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries, he is driven to help the Church activate Christian teenagers to reach their friends. In the last 30 years, Greg has trained millions of youth leaders and students on how to relationally engage their world with the Good News of Jesus. A much sought-after speaker, Greg is a former pastor, church planter, youth leader, as well as author of numerous books.
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About Dare 2 Share:
Teenagers desperately need the hope of Christ and their peers are the best possible messengers of that hope. Imagine what could happen in our communities if every teen, everywhere, heard the Gospel from a friend. That’s why Dare 2 Share comes alongside the Church to help equip teens to share their faith and youth leaders to build youth ministries that advance the Gospel.
For nearly 30 years, Dare 2 Share has been a leader in evangelism training resources and events, helping youth leaders overcome the challenges of building a thriving youth ministry that advances the Gospel and consistently reaches teenagers with the message of Jesus Christ.
About Doug Holliday:
Doug is a 30+ year veteran of youth ministry, having served on staff in the local church as a youth pastor and teaching pastor in Illinois, New Jersey, and Florida. Doug is the President of Sonlife Ministries and has also served on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ and as a Speaker and Trainer with Dare 2 Share.
Doug’s international ministry travels have taken him to Haiti, where in partnership with Pastor Wiljean Compere he has founded Open Door Haiti and launched the School Of Youth Ministry. He has partnered with Concentric Global and J-Life Africa to bring disciple-making training to youth leaders throughout the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Zanzibar. Doug has also provided coaching and encouragement for other J-Life leaders across the continent in the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Malawi, and Cameroon.
He has helped develop Sonlife’s 4 Chair Discipling Seminar, Foundations Seminar, Strategy Seminar, Leadership Multiplication Seminar, and ReVerb Experience as well as Lead The Cause evangelism training for students and EQUIP, a Jr. High peer ministry training experience.
Doug is a graduate of Liberty University and Wheaton College Graduate School. He and his wife Jennifer live in Lake Mary, Florida. They have six daughters: Marisa, Jaclyn, Emma, Edline, Mary-Faith, and Edithe.