Garland Owensby, D.Ed.Min.

Garland Owensby, D.Ed.Min.

A S.A.F.E. junior high school ministry is a spiritual environment where students can ask & answer questions, develop friendships and be encouraged.

How to Create a S.A.F.E Junior High School Ministry Setting

Published: June 1st, 2016

Every youth minister wants to create a safe place for students to grow in their faith. S.A.F.E. is an acronym that helps discipline and reinforce appropriate behavior in a positive manner.

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How Can the Church Minister to Youth during COVID-19?

Published: April 13th, 2020

Ministry practices are facing a great challenge during this time of uncertainty. One thing that has remained certain is that students need to hear the hope of the Gospel, be discipled, and experience Christian community. Dr. Garland Owensby, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Youth & Student Ministries Coordinator, spent time communicating with some SAGU Youth & Student Ministries alumni about how they are interacting and ministering to students during this time.

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Dr. Garland Owensby gives six valuable resources that will maximize a small youth ministry budget.

6 Valuable Tools For Youth Ministry on a Budget

Published: September 7th, 2016

“Spend however much you want! You have an unlimited budget.” If you're a youth pastor and have heard that, I'm almost certain you were dreaming.

One of the challenges of ministry is being a good steward of the money entrusted to us as leaders. Some of you are probably tired of being trusted with little money and are ready to be shown trustworthy with bigger finances. Until that time comes, here are some valuable resources and ideas for youth ministry on a budget.

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3 Ways the Church Can Utilize the Experience Economy

Published: March 15th, 2020

Have you ever done something that was exhilarating, unique, or maybe a bit scary? Maybe an experience that changed your life? Perhaps you have skydived, eaten exotic food, swam with dolphins, rode a rollercoaster, or traveled to a dream destination. If you have done something like that and the only thing you could take home was a memory, then you have been part of the Experience Economy. In this article, Dr. Garland Owensby shows how Gen-Z is pursuing the Experience Economy and how the church can use this desire to reach them.

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