Meet The Bloggers: Darren Sutton

This week we are taking some time out to meet the bloggers at youthworktalk.com – Many of you read this blog regularly, so we thought we would give you Darren Suttonalittle inside scoop to our lives. If you are new to reading this blog, take some time to read some our previous posts to get an idea of what we talk about here.

Name: DARREN SUTTON

How long have you been in youth ministry?  25 YEARS

Favorite Food: ICE CREAM…WITH PIZZA AS A CLOSE SECOND!

Favorite TV Show: AMERICA’S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS….YES….STILL.

Favorite Movie: ANYTHING STAR TREK / INDEPENDENCE DAY / FERRIS BUELER’S DAY OFF

Morning Person or Night Owl?    NEITHER – I GOT ABOUT A GOOD 20 MINUTES IN ME AROUND 10 am, OTHER THAN THAT – I’M USELESS

Youth Ministry Strengths:  LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, PARENT PARTNERSHIPS, CREATIVITY

Youth Ministry Weaknesses:   LOCK-INS, DRAMA, SUNDAY MORNING DOUGHNUTS…SERIOUSLY, TRYING TO BALANCE BEING A GOOD DAD & HUSBAND BEFORE I’M A GOOD YOUTH PASTOR

Best book recently read?   HMMMM – I OBVIOUSLY NEED TO BE MORE WELL-READ.  I’VE READ SOME GOOD BOOKS RECENTLY (WIRED FOR INTIMACY, SUGAR BUSTERS, AND A FEW OTHERS), BUT I WOULDN’T CATEGORIZE ANY OF THEM AS ‘BEST’.  HOW ABOUT 50 TOUGH QUESTIONS TEENAGERS ASK, NO TEENAGER LEFT BEHIND, AND EVERYONE’S CALLED TO YOUTH MINISTRY – THOSE REALLY ARE SOME OF THE BEST BOOKS I’VE READ RECENTLY…DESPITE THE BLATANT BLOG AUTHOR PROMOTION!

Darren