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Touching Base
Next Touching Base is Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2 -3 pm

Intergenerational Ministry from a Global and Domestic Perspective

James Grout from "One Child", a global child development ministry organization, will faciliatate a dialogue among us. 

James Grout grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  His clear calling from God at age 18 was to teach the Bible to teenagers. After graduating with a Bible and Theology degree from Crown College in Minnesota, he spent 20 years as the youth pastor and teaching pastor at a Blanchard Alliance Church in Wheaton, IL.

In 2007 he completed his Master’s Degree in Ministry Leadership at Moody Graduate School.  In 2013 James accepted the call to be the National Director for Alliance Youth of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, serving as a youth ministry consultant for about 2000 churches in the US.  In 2016 he joined the Global Engagement Team at ‘One Child’, an international child development organization based out of Colorado Springs.

James and his two teenaged daughters, Annie and Layla, live in Vancouver, WA.


Touching Base

A monthly 'online' gathering, every 3rd Tuesday of each month (2:00-3:00 PM) to connect ABA pastors with one another as well as with a pertinent matter of ministry to discuss. Click Resources tab above for more sessions.

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Published books by ABA Pastors

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