Tom Dierenfeld of LifeSpring Covenant Church serves as Director of Youth Ministry and is a valued member of an experienced team that is recognized for its diverse and complementary skills that provide quality speaking for conference retreats, leadership training, and gatherings of Covenant churches.
And now a word from Tom:
“The Covenant speaker team has been a blessing to many people, including myself, in many ways, and it is an honor and a privilege to serve in this capacity.
Perhaps the most rewarding part of the experience for me has been to meet people from around the country and realize that I’m serving those who are very similar to me, in similar ministry contexts, dealing with similar issues, even though we’re not all the same. In our diversity, there is a great sense of unity because we’re all trying to follow Jesus. There’s nothing really flashy about it. I’m a youth pastor, just like the youth pastors I meet. I’ve got some quiet, and some rowdy middle school students, just like the students I meet. I’m trying to lead others and follow Jesus the best that I can, just like the communities of Jesus followers that I meet. What a great gift it is, to know in times of loneliness, that I’m not alone! It’s my hope that this is the same realization of every student and leader I meet; that our common bond is in Christ, the One who never leaves us or forsakes us, even when the retreat is over.”