2016 Year-End Review: Nick Johnson

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 Nick Johnson. Nick is the Family Ministry Coordinator at Prairie Lakes Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

P.S. If you’re an XP3 user and interested in joining the XP3 Partners group mentioned in the video, click here to request access.


Don’t fall into the comparison trap of looking at other youth groups or other youth pastors. Just be your personality, who God’s made you to be. – Nick Johnson
Orange Conference 2018