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Hi, I’m Kyle Broyer.

Castle Rock, CO

Phone Number

(913) 704-8940

Email

[email protected]

Experience

Front Range Community Church
Youth Ministry Resident

Education

Ozark Christian College
Some College

Church Affiliation

Non-Denominational

Years In Ministry

8 year

Personality

NEED TO GET

Skills

Discipleship, Teaching / Preaching, Leading Teams

Tools & Software

Planning Center Online, ProPresenter, Sound board, Lighting software

Personal

Single

Top 3 Strengths

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Student Pastor Questionnaire Responses
Personal Info
Please share briefly how you became a Christian.
I grew up in the church (I had no other choice) got baptized when I was 9. In my middle school years, I started to care more about my friends and to have fun. I started to drift away from God. It wasn’t an issue of unbelief; the issue was that I didn’t care about God. I didn’t care that He was faithful and loved me. I just cared about myself and my friends. Within two years, our family moved from Kansas City to Portland Or, then to Castle Rock, CO. I went to three different middle schools and two high schools in four years. When my family moved to Colorado, we started attending a church. They didn’t have a youth pastor at the time. They ended up hiring one shortly, and he was one of the few people in my life that modeled to me how faithful God was and how much God cared about me. He cared about me when I didn’t care about him or God. I was really drawn to this. It was captivating to me. I started to spend a lot more time around him because an adult cared about me. The summer going into my senior year of high school, I started helping the middle schoolers because God was moving in my life. My testimony isn’t a story of a specific moment, but I know that by the end of that summer God had a hold of me and became my passion.
How would you describe yourself?
  1. Serious
  2. Strict
  3. Loving
  4. Organized
Personality Type
ISTP
Tell me about some people (i.e. authors, mentors, and ministry leaders) that have had a big impact on you.
  • Brandon Pearman -my youth pastor) He continues to model to me how faithful God is and has shown me how to lead with confidence in the skill set that God has given to me.
  • Alan Briggs (mentor/author) – when I moved back from college, I connected with him. He is one of the most encouraging people. His ability to network with people and churches has rubbed a little off on me, and I am proud of that. He now has an organization that exists to coach leaders. I have gone through coaching sessions, classes, and conferences with him and his organization.
  • Eugene Peterson – Is my favorite author I love his story of just being a quite faithful pastor. His writing is incredibly profound and has had a tremendous impact on me.
Parents/Volunteers
How do you plan to engage and inform parents or guardians about your ministry objectives and progress?
  • For parents/guardians – I have been a part of is sending out weekly/monthly emails to parents that give them a rundown on what series we are in exciting events. I have also done the text message alerts through Remind. Doing three meetings (Fall, Spring, and Summer) a year with parents to go over the semester give them all of the information for the upcoming season. To be doing pulse checks as well. Parents know more about their kids than I do. Asking them what topics could be most beneficial for their kids.
  • Leaders – I have always been around PCO using that to schedule them and for them to look at the flow for the night or another event. The rhythm I am used to is having leader gatherings 6-8 times a year for training, vision, and having fun. Before each student’s service, there is always time for a huddle among leaders to go over the game plan for the night.
Tell me about a time when you developed a new team of volunteers into a strong working group. What did you do?
Our church made the jump to stage lighting. Haze all of that. We were in a season of upping the level of excellence. I was in charge of tech for our student ministry programming. I started asking students if they were interested and taking them out to lunch/coffee and taking an interest in them, not what they can do for the church. I don’t view teams as a means to but for the opportunity to pastor people. If you were on my team, you got extra attention. We would have rhythms set up for getting lunch/coffee. From what I have experienced and have been taught, there are 4 stages of training/delegation first step is…

  1. I do you watch. I teach people things, showing them how I do them. How I create lights, run sound, and properly show them when to change to the next slide in ProPresenter.
  2. I do you help. I am still the main one doing it, but I am asking for input; how do we think this looks? Sounds? Letting them start to take some ownership in what they are doing.
  3. You do I help. I am hands off just giving them helpful advice and starting to let them make something their own.
  4. You do, I watch. At this point, I am just managing and still helping but giving almost freedom to what they are doing. This worked really effectively with students. As they were mostly high schoolers, they loved to have freedom and something that was their own. Their knowledge and passion quickly grew, and they ended up getting some of their inconsistent friends, brought them on aboard, and got them involved.
How would you alleviate the confusion when you are communicating with volunteers and it becomes apparent that they don’t understand what you’re saying or vice versa?
A big way to make sure there isn’t confusion is to make sure it is written down. If it’s worth communicating, it is worth writing down. Making sure that I circle back around to conversations is also helpful. Making sure that what was communicated was understood. This also helps when a volunteer or a student is confusing to me. Asking for a text/email for a “reminder” of what we talked about that way they can communicate it to me in “writing.”
Spiritual Growth
Once you lead a student/child to Christ, how do you communicate their decision to their parents? Once a child accepts Christ as their Savior, how do you begin discipling them?
The hope would be that I am not the one who communicates the decision to the parents. Hopefully, they go home and tell their parents out of joy. The way to disciple them is to hold their hand a little bit more. Guide them through some books of the Bible or find somebody that will walk alongside them as well. I also believe that the best discipleship is going to come from the parents, so it also means meeting with the parents and going over some habits to start implementing as well.
As the spiritual leader of your ministry, how are you going to help volunteers grow in their faith?
Setting the example. I can’t lead people to where I have not already been. I have been in a season where I have lead from an empty cup. It’s painful and hard. One on ones with leaders asking these questions… Where are you thriving? Where are you struggling? What is confusing right now? What is missing right now? Also, inviting them into what God is teaching me, whether that be a season of patience, kindness, self-control…etc.
Ministry Growth
What is your philosophy of ministry?
My ministry philosophy is a lot about filtering. Jesus had his crowds so do we. These would be the people who show up to the big event. Then, Jesus had core this would be the normal Wednesday people. Then Jesus had his three Peter, James, and John. The inner circle is usually your student’s leaders, those that are really committed. These are the three most hungry students who want to learn. It’s about filtering down to the 3. The people in the crowd are fine being in the crowd. The goal is to move students from the crowd to the 3. The goal isn’t that I have my inner circle, and that’s it, but every leader should have their inner circle. Having a student move from crowd to core looks like students connecting with a leader or creating a friendship with a peer. Maybe the youth group is the only place they feel like they belong. Moving people from crowd to core is the hardest transition. It’s important to get lost here and neglect your core. Moving from core to inner circle is finding a student and placing them in a role where they can add value to the ministry and start seeing God work in their lives. The core can look very different for some students. Showing up and serving is enough, but sometimes students want more, whether one-on-one going through the book of the Bible together or hang out time where the leader can move to a mentor role.
What was the most creative idea you introduced in your last ministry role? What steps did you take to implement that idea with leadership, volunteers, and families if applicable?
In the 4th-6th grade class I was teaching, I wanted the students to consistently bring their Bibles to church and start memorizing Bible verses. So we came up with the idea of the “Impossible Shot.” We were meeting at a school. Outside of the classroom was a huge hallway, so if they brought their Bible, the students got a shot at the Impossible Shot, where they had to make a 75ft put with a min golf club. If they memorized a verse, they got two shots. If they made the impossible shot, the whole class got a party. We made them pancakes one morning, Crumbl Cookie, and Donuts. Something fun and worth working for. The energy for this was insane. We talked about it for two weeks. Let parents know as well. That way, we could let most parents know. Volunteers made sure that they were on board for the little extra work it would require.
How would you evaluate systems and structures to see if there could be improvement?
A good way to see if a system is working is to see what others are doing and how. Another big part is if something is life-giving or not. Not to say that just because something is mundane or not fun doesn’t mean a task should or should not be done shouldn’t do it. But if something is draining and taking us away from something important, we should probably make sure the system is working properly/helpful.
Give an example of a successful outreach program or event that you put together.
At Foundry Church, we would put on an event called the Gallantry Gala. It was an event for guys to serve girls. Everybody would dress up like Prom. Every girl would be told they were beautiful and get a flower as they walked in. The guys would perform skits and improv-type games for ladies while other guys would be serving the girls dinner. The ladies loved it. They would come out in droves for the event. Our youth group of around 45 students would end up almost tripling on year at 12o students, most of whom were girls.
How would you deal with a teenager in trouble?
Parents need to know first. If authorities need to be involved, they will also be involved. Whenever I have had a conversation with a student, I write a statement to protect my role as a mandatory reporter when something confidential is said. (I also always screenshot text message conversations with students) I write a statement as well. I try never to alienate a student from their community. There is always a plan for health and getting back to where they were or stepping into more once they are in a healthier place. At one of the churches I was interning at, we had a student obsessed with a girl in the youth group who became a stalker. We addressed the situation by checking with the girl to see if she would be comfortable with him still being at the youth group, and she was only if he wasn’t around her. We made sure that this person was by my side the whole night and for the following weeks. We had summer camp coming up a few weeks later, and instead of him not being allowed to go, we had a group of guys who couldn’t go camping, but we went camping a few weeks later.
What goals have you set in the past for your ministry area. Did you accomplish them and if so, how did you accomplish them?
Goal setting isn’t a strong suit because I want things to be perfect before we go onto the next goal, or I call them tasks because I would rather excel in something before we move onto something else. But one of my goals for every quarter is to bring in a new volunteer that isn’t currently serving to each team I lead. Most of the time, this looks like watching, seeing who is showing up consistently, getting to know them, and starts with a shoulder tap, a small invitation that isn’t going to require much of them asking to help tear down a room/move some chairs. Going from there if they respond well to it. I will invite them to something with a bigger commitment. Helping with a class on Sundays. Joining for a worship practice to learn one of the tech aspects. Over the summer, I was able to get two new people to join the 4th-6th grade team, but during the spring, I struck out. I didn’t have as much relational trust with the people I was asking, so it didn’t get far,
Is there a process that you go through when choosing a platform for screening volunteers, curriculum choices?
For screening volunteers, I have only been around PCO. For curriculum, there are 7 categories that I want to cover at least once every year. Those are 1. Authentic Faith. 2. Spiritual Disciplines. 3. Wise Living. 4. Personal Missions. 5. Biblical Maturity 6. Confident Faith. 7. Healthy Relationships. If something works well to accomplish one of these, I will use it, but I also enjoy writing stuff myself.
What have you done in the past to ensure your church has a safe environment, including emergency procedures.
I don’t tolerate bullying of any kind and expect leaders to help enforce it. I try never to be shocked by what students say because when you have a shocked look on your face, you are communicating judgment, Having rules of no one on one with the opposite gender, or never being alone with a student regardless of gender. For emergency procedures, I find it very helpful to have someone with a security-type role.
How would you describe the ideal relationship between senior/lead pastor and student pastor?
Ideally, I want to go to the senior pastor for guidance, not approval. This isn’t to say that I won’t take advice or guidance; I would prefer to be the youth pastor leading the ministry, not the senior pastor’s vision. I want to be able to take risks and make mistakes and learn from them.

References

David Postier || (402) 710-2094 || [email protected]
Glen McMillan || (720) 400-2115 || [email protected]
Brandon Yates || (303) 521-1286 || [email protected]
Brandon Pearman || (303) 888-7653 || [email protected]

Favorite Bible Story

John 21

Favorite Scripture

Psalm 73:25-26