“We don’t have the choice of whether we walk through disappointment. One thing The Lord has taught me over the years is that its ok to feel disappointed but it’s not ok to sit in it.” – Kate Downing
“When you are starting to believe lies, go back to what you know to be true about who God is. Go back to Philippians 4:8 and remind yourself of the truth of who God is.” – Kate Downing
Kate Downing has been serving in Student and Girls Ministry for the last eleven years at churches in Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma. Through teaching and writing, she loves to help teenagers come to know Jesus and fall in love with Scripture. Kate also has a heart for helping to equip the next generation of Student and Girls Ministry leaders. She currently serves as the Girls Minister at BattleCreek Church in Tulsa, Ok. Honey lavender lattes and all the fun and crazy parts of Student Ministry are a few of her favorite things.
About Ben Trueblood
Ben serves as the Director of Student Ministry for Lifeway Christian Resources and has served the local church as a student pastor for fourteen years. In addition to his role at Lifeway, Ben is involved in training, consulting, and speaking to student ministries throughout the U.S. He is driven by a desire for student ministries to expand God’s Kingdom, to see the lives of students transformed by the gospel, and to produce students who shape the culture in which they live. Ben and his wife Kristen have four young children. In his free time, Ben enjoys family, fishing, hunting, and the St. Louis Cardinals. You can follow Ben on Instagram and Twitter at: @bentrueblood.
About Nathan Howard
Nathan serves as Project Coordinator for Lifeway Students. and has served in student ministry for 15 years in a variety of roles from volunteer leader and student pastor in the local church to working with student pastors at the associational level. “Producer Nathan” helps facilitate student ministry training through the podcast, Youth Ministry Booster, and other outlets and also served on FUGE camp staff for six years, four as camp director, before joining the team full time. Nathan enjoys baking, video games, and officiating sports.