Letter to Youth Pastors/Parents Re: Post Graduation Global Year

Matt Lawson —  November 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

Global Year

Student Pastor Friends,

There’s been a great burden stirring in my heart for over 10 years in the area of students and missions.  I believe this is the generation that could exceed the Student Volunteer Movement of the late 1800s – early 1900s and can change the shape of Christianity.  I want to spend my life working towards that compelling vision.

God in His Providence landed me in what I believe to be one of the greatest missions sending churches in the world with a Pastor who leads that vision.  Over the last ten years, Woodstock has launched over 100 students to an intentionally focused year of discipleship and evangelism after high school graduation.  I’m thrilled that our seniors will be headed to Ireland, Costa Rica, East Asia, El Salvador, South Africa, and Italy.  I believe next year’s class will be one of the largest we have ever launched around the globe for Global Year with many from the class of 2013 responding to that opportunity.

All that to say…I want to introduce you to the vehicle through which we are currently sending these students. Johnny Condrey is a friend who has given over 30 years of his life to the trenches of Youth Ministry. He leads Global Year, and I would encourage you to explore this possibility. The proof is in the pudding for Johnny. He and his wife have sent four of their own for a year overseas after graduation. One is currently a missionary on furlough in Southeast Asia.

Below is a letter from Johnny. Call or email me with questions. I want to join with you in fulfilling Matthew 24!


Johnny CondreyI would love to take a few minutes to share with you how I can help you and your church address the massive exit of the young people from our churches today and mobilizing our church to the nations. If you are interested in sending your students to the nations for His glory, let me help you! You can reach me on my cell phone at 404-276-0207 or email johnny.condrey@gmail.com.

If I can help you in any way launch students to a Global Year, don’t hesitate to contact me as well.




Matt is the Pastor of Story City Church in Los Angeles, CA. From 2000-2014, Matt served in the trenches of student ministry believing students can love Jesus with all their heart and will change the world. He's served on staffs in small churches, large churches, and in para church youth ministries. Matt is the author of TWISDOM as well as a contributing author to four other books. Matt lives in Burbank, CA with his wife Laura, and kids Deacon (2009), Eden (2010), and Roman (2014). In their free time, they enjoy sports, reading, and travel. Connect with Matt on Twitter or Instagram.

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