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Who is this guy


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Who is this guy


 

Who is this guy?

Hi.  I'm Alan Pastian.  I am the fun-loving husband to my amazing wife Heidi of over 20 years, zany father to my "ray of sunshine" Anja and to my "justice fighter" Magnus, I think coffee and community are inseparable, I believe that a picture speaks a thousand words, I celebrate films as modern-day parables and I know that collecting experiences is more valuable than collecting things.  

 
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Batterson quote


"Uniqueness isn't a virtue but a responsibility."  

-Mark Batterson

Batterson quote


"Uniqueness isn't a virtue but a responsibility."  

-Mark Batterson

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My bio


My Bio...

 

I have had the privilege of being a next generation leader working with youth and young adults exclusively for over 20 years and have absolutely loved it.   I discovered a faith in Jesus Christ while in the university setting while attending St Cloud State University and obtaining my degree in Communications/Public Relations.  I pursued my second degree from North Central University where I graduated and began my journey pastoring youth and young adults in the local church.  

 

I am honored to have worked with Pastor Rob Ketterling and the incredible team at River Valley Church overseeing our multi-site youth ministry for many years developing and strategizing next gen leadership.  I have also had the incredible privilege of working with Mark Batterson at National Community Church as part of the campus pastor team and continue to value their mentorship and inspiration in my life.  Currently I am leading one of our campus locations at River Valley Church, developing more leadership content and inspiring those in our church community to make a difference and live life to the full.  

 

If you are interested in inspiring those coming behind you and pursuing quality leadership of who are running ahead of you, then you are in the right place.   Take a look around...

My bio


My Bio...

 

I have had the privilege of being a next generation leader working with youth and young adults exclusively for over 20 years and have absolutely loved it.   I discovered a faith in Jesus Christ while in the university setting while attending St Cloud State University and obtaining my degree in Communications/Public Relations.  I pursued my second degree from North Central University where I graduated and began my journey pastoring youth and young adults in the local church.  

 

I am honored to have worked with Pastor Rob Ketterling and the incredible team at River Valley Church overseeing our multi-site youth ministry for many years developing and strategizing next gen leadership.  I have also had the incredible privilege of working with Mark Batterson at National Community Church as part of the campus pastor team and continue to value their mentorship and inspiration in my life.  Currently I am leading one of our campus locations at River Valley Church, developing more leadership content and inspiring those in our church community to make a difference and live life to the full.  

 

If you are interested in inspiring those coming behind you and pursuing quality leadership of who are running ahead of you, then you are in the right place.   Take a look around...

You’ll never be more satisfied than when you are doing what God created you to do.
— Rob Ketterling
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Booking Alan


Interested in having me speak at your next occasion?

 

I would love a shot at it.  I truly believe that the next generation is destined to be fearless, confident, passionate, genuine, know who they are and be intentional with their calling, community and culture.  I have a focused desire to see youth and young adults discover the future God has always intended for them. Drop me a line at alan@alanpastian.com and let's collaborate!

Booking Alan


Interested in having me speak at your next occasion?

 

I would love a shot at it.  I truly believe that the next generation is destined to be fearless, confident, passionate, genuine, know who they are and be intentional with their calling, community and culture.  I have a focused desire to see youth and young adults discover the future God has always intended for them. Drop me a line at alan@alanpastian.com and let's collaborate!

I am excited to be featured as a published author in publications such as:  Outreach Magazine, Influence Magazine, Qara Magazine and other publications.  If you want to see some of my recent publications, check out my recent article below.

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The New Young Christian


The New Young Christian


I truly believe this next generation of influencers is desiring their faith to have significance and meaning to those around them.  The New Young Christian is here to inspire callings, transform communities and restore culture through Jesus Christ.  Click below below to get inspired and learn more...

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Blunt Book


Blunt Book


The New Young Christian Book Series

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our LATEST BOOK IS ENTITLED "BLUNT"

 

Sometimes you have to be honest.

 

We all have times in our lives when we have to hear the facts. To speak the truth with love is a Scriptural virtue we probably all will have to engage in at some point in our lives. Sometimes we need someone to get in our face and speak it like it is. Because sometimes we feel too emotional about it and we need someone who isn’t “feeling it” like we are. Sometimes we make it too complicated and we need some- one to simplify it and call us back to the basics. Sometimes we are too close to it and we need that moment of clarity to get us back to what it’s really about.

 

Sometimes you have to be candid.

 

We have taken 7 common spiritual themes where life has made them complicated, sensitive and dramatic. And we have broken them down into a handful of easy, bite-sized paragraphs to chew on or you could just swallow them whole. We are choosing to be “downright in your face” about some of these topics we face and are wanting to call it like we see it. To share it like we think it. To hear it even when it’s difficult. This is your moment to “rip the band-aid off” and face it.

 

Sometimes you just have to be BLUNT.

 

 
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Connect


Connect


Other ways to connect:

I hope this site inspires, challenges an motivates you to do something meaningful with your leadership, your relationships and your life.  If it does, send me a message.  I'd love to hear from you.  You can do this by getting a subscription via email for journal updates, resources, etc.  Whenever I post fresh content, I will send you an email message. Just fill out the simple form here and let's get you connected.  This is my "home base" and my social media hub.  Feel free to give me a follow...