Be empowered.
Take your ministry to the next level.

Our team offers resources to grow as a minister and works with you to further the movement of the Gospel no matter the stage of your ministry. Next Level Ministry exists to foster excellence in ministry leadership. We have over 40 years of combined ministry experience, along with 5 Master’s Degrees in Theology and countless moments where we’ve inspired ministry leaders to be more effective, dynamic and committed disciple makers.

Next Level is a ministry of Ablaze Ministries, where we form the best youth ministers in the nation who build up the best youth ministries.

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What We Have to Offer

Speakers

Our team of speakers will help your next event or training be dynamically successful!

Consulting & Coaching

Take the best practices from the Business world and ministry to move you forward.

Resources

A growing list of resources to help you move your ministry to the Next Level.

 

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Recent Blogs

Marriage and Ministry

This post is a follow up post to the Widowed by Ministry post. It contains practical tips and clear fruits of a minister who has ordered their marriage above the ministry and below or within their relationship with God. Let’s dive in. Yes, No, and Go. To protect your YES, or I do, in marriage […]

Widowed by Ministry

I love the black and white decisions, like the time I got the call that my three year old daughter was in the hospital with a broken leg. It was a no brainer, drop everything and go. One phone call on the way mobilized my volunteers to cover the ministry event I had starting in […]

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Team

Chris Bartlett
With over 13 years of experience in ministry at both a parish and Diocesan level, Chris seeks to create opportunities where teens can encounter our Lord and believes relational ministry is vital to making that a reality.
Lisa Salas
Lisa is passionate about sharing her Faith with others of all ages and building stronger families along the way.
Gwen Bartlett
Gwen is an engaging speaker and emcee who desires to empower and equip others, leading them into a more intimate relationship with the Lord.
Matt Rice
Matt is the president and founder of Ablaze Ministries where he works to develop creative and dynamic approaches to Catholic youth ministry. At first, Matt was terrified of middle school youth, but now loves to minister to them and provide opportunities to draw them closer to Christ. Matt has a graduate degree in Theology and is a passionate speaker with a heart for the Catholic Church. Matt and his wife Weslei live in Bryan, TX with their 5 children.
Alyssa Trutter
Alyssa has been passionate about evangelization and youth ministry for over 11 years. She received a Catholic graduate degree from the Augustine Institute this past spring, and now mentors and instructs youth ministers and oversees 4 different ministry programs. Alyssa cohosts the radio show "Everyday Catholics," is an on and off Catholic Blogger and currently lives in Bryan, TX.
Taylor Schroll
Taylor Schroll jumped into ministry while in high school, and has since served the Church on campuses, retreats, conferences, and in Catholic parishes. Taylor is a true extrovert, enjoys listening to Catholic podcasts, and is also passionate about music ministry. Taylor lives in Bryan, TX with his wife Samantha and their 2 children, Christopher and Magdalen.
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Next Level and Ablaze Ministries

Next Level joined Ablaze Ministries in August of 2016. Ablaze Ministries is committed to supporting and forming excellent youth ministers in order to foster the best youth ministries in the nation. This partnership allows Next Level and Ablaze to carry out this mission together through mentoring and coaching.

You can learn more about Ablaze Ministries here