Name: Christine Yount Jones
Location: Loveland, CO
Claim to Fame: (from how2conference.com)
Christine Yount Jones has over 20 years of children’s ministry experience. She has a B.A. in English education (University of Oklahoma) and an M.Div in theology (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). She’s the author of 10 books and hundreds of articles related to children’s ministry. She’s the executive editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine and serves as Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion, responsible for research, development, and innovation in children’s ministry resources.
Why We Care:
Christine is legit.
While some may consider becoming executive editor of one of the leading ministry magazines in the nation the pinnacle of their career, Christine shows no sign of slowing down or becoming “comfortable” with what she’s accomplished. She blogs and contributes to conversations on blogs regularly and keeps an active presence on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. She travels the nation, speaking to those currently serving in ministry in a way that encourages and equips them to reach toward excellence in everything they do. Yet, Christine isn’t just a talking head – she has real thoughts and opinions and seems genuinely more interested in what those of us in active ministry have to say than she cares about towing the company line.
Above all, Christine makes the list because, though we all think very highly of her, the word on the street is that she’s one of the most humble and approachable children’s ministry leaders around.
Have you had a chance to brush shoulders with Chris? Has she impacted or shaped the way you minister to kids? Would she make your Top 5?
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