Oddwalk Ministries


Blueprints: Summer Youth Ministry


This afternoon, Orin was a panelist on a webinar put on by http://www.rebuildmychurch.org on the topic of summer youth ministry – ideas, camps, programs, etc.  It was a good discussion, with lots of great ideas and insights.  Here’s the video of the webinar if you want to see what you missed live:




Orin mentioned by name two camps: http://youthsingpraise.com and http://youngneighbors.org – check them out for quality ministry programs over the summer! Thanks to our hosts for the good work!

Youth Sing Praise 2011


All, here’s a video of the Youth Sing Praise camp Orin helps with (and Shannon has in the past too). 2011 was a great year – enjoy the remarks on the program, the spirituality, the rehearsals and the show, from staff, ministers and youth alike! Also, it’s a rare chance to see Orin in a…



A friend of ours just posted at his blog a method of improvised prayer that he and Orin have been using for years, “You Who Do Thru”. He’s got a pdf of his own over there, here’s a jpg Orin created and has used at YSP a few times. Many folks feel they can’t improvise…

YSP Pics Are Up


As we mentioned in the last post, Orin is busy this week with the Youth Sing Praise production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Shrine.  The Shrine staff does a nice job of keeping a daily photo album, and already have a couple of days worth of pictures posted on their website.  You can find…

A few more YSP prayer pics


Hi all, Orin here. I survived! Whee. It was a great week all around. Here are a few more pics of prayer, swiped from participant Jarrod’s facebook profile.  I know they may not mean so much out of context, but trust me, all these moments were prayerful and pretty darn cool. The cross, toward the…



This past Saturday, seventy (or so) high school students took the stage at the Shrine Ampitheatre for the Youth Sing Praise performance of Lost and Found. They did not disappoint. It was evident that the long week of auditions, rehearsals, and prayer paid off. Congratulations to all involved. Here are a few pictures from the…

YSP in the BND


The Belleville News-Democrat had a great article and video posted on it’s website today about this year’s production of Lost and Found at Youth Sing Praise. The video gives a glimpse into the rehearsals for the show and the great work being done by Theatrical Director, John Vallo. It’s worth a look. Here’s the link:…

Lost and Found


Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately. A combination of a lull in the Oddwalk schedule, and usual summer craziness for each of us individually, has contributed to the slowdown. This week, Orin (and wife, Erin) will be helping with another Youth Sing Praise music camp at the Shrine of Our Lady of the…