2016 Year-End Review: Jon Gilliland

The end of the year is a great time to pause, take a breath, and reflect. It’s a chance to celebrate the wins, take note of the setbacks, and make plans to improve in the New Year. And this practice of pausing and reflecting isn’t just helpful in our personal lives; it’s helpful for our ministries as well.

That’s why we reached out to a few of our amazing XP3 Partners to see if they’d be willing to answer a few questions about their year in student ministry. We’re calling it a Year-End Review, and each week through the end of the year we’ll be sharing a video like this from one of our partners. The hope is that, as they share their experiences and insight, you’ll be challenged and encouraged to reflect on your own ministry heading into 2017.

This week we’re hearing from Jon Gilliland. Jon is the Associate Pastor of Youth & Education at First Baptist Church of Glencoe in Glencoe, Alabama.


I win when my SGLs win. When they win, that’s how I know that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing, that I’m doing the right thing, that I’m spending my time well. – Jon Gilliland
Orange Conference 2018