Stuart Ford

  • Mount Pleasant PA
  • (724) 331.9048
  • stuart.ford33@gmail.com
Stuart Ford

To pastor students and families to be equipped, motivated, and mobilized Christ followers who faithfully and boldly advance the Kingdom of God

Education

Education
May 2014

B.A. in Youth Ministry and Bible

Moody Bible Institute

A double major Bachelor of Arts includes courses on Bible, Theology, Counseling, Youth Ministry, Human Development, and Leadership.

Work History

Work History
2015 - Present

Volunteer Youth Leader

Greensburg Alliance Church

Make disciples

  • Build relationships with the students currently within the youth group
  • Utilize opportunities to challenge students in their faith

Teachability

  • Seek opportunities to learn from the present youth pastor at GAC
  • Ask good questions that reveals how the youth pastor handles matters
2010 - 2014

Intern and Volunteer HS Leader

Western Springs Baptist Church

Mentorship

  • Established and maintained relationships with students inside and outside the walls of the church building
  • Visible influence on the students I discipled

Team-oriented leadership

  • Prayer before every gathering
  • Chaperoned and facilitated events
  • Planned an event focused on outreach and establish connections with the unsaved and our church
    • Results: Increased the weekly attendance
    • Friendships formed with unchurch

Pastor and Teach

  • Mentorship role: Large group gatherings (+40), small group settings (7-10), and one-on-one coaching
  • Provided my own material for teaching large group opportunities example here
    • Original scripturally-based material
    • Thorough research and inductive biblical study
    • Engaging lectures and participatory teaching with many illustrations
    • Significant focus on application
    • Relevant teaching for student
2009 - 2010

Street Evangelist

South Asian Friendship Center

Group Prayer

    • Prayer begins and ends each day of ministry

Team-oriented ministry

    • Evangelize in groups of 2-3
    • Engage passersby in conversation

Literature Ministry

    • Distributed tracts and literature in eight different languages
    • Local Muslim, Jewish, and other Middle Eastern residences
2009

Missions Team Leader

Teen Mania Ministries' Global Expeditions

Co-leader international mission trip (1 month)

    • New mission field to Scotland for Teen Mania‚Äôs Global Expeditions
    • Group of twenty-five students from all across the States
    • Planned activities as leadership team daily
      • Met with national contacts, my leaders, and all co-leaders
      • Learned and taught drama and theatre as a method of gospel presentation
      • Coordinated mission teams during construction and service work days

Make Disciples

    • Gospel presented to the audience after each drama performance daily
    • Organized and taught discipleship classes to team under my leadership regularly
    • Built relationships with youth at local skate parks for evangelism
2007 - 2008

Leadership Recruiter

Teen Mania Ministries

Mission Trip Leadership Recruitment

    • Contacted requesting pastors, youth pastors, and adult volunteers with more information regarding leadership opportunities for our mission trips
    • Phone and email use

Parachurch Representative

    • Global Expeditions rep at youth rallies (5,000-10,000 attendance)
    • Give information and recruit leaders for summer mission trips

Administration

    • Simultaneous phone and computer use
    • Operated computer programs for data entry and records
    • Clerical duties
      • Filing, data entry, handling credit card information, handling domestic and international itinerary information, and arranging housing and rides for the clients

Training, Skills, and Activities

Team oriented leadership - Local church intern - National and international mission trips - Leadership positions (various) - Leadership training (various) - Theatre and musical theatre - physical training - DIY - Handyman

Get to know me here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXU0EKS4SMw