Texas Baptists welcomes Cory Liebrum as new Youth & Family Ministry Specialist

by Bonnie Shaw on March 11, 2021 in News

The Discipleship Team in the Center for Church Health is excited to announce Cory Liebrum as the new Youth & Family Ministry Specialist.

Cory Liebrum

“Cory’s commitment to Jesus and to helping the church strengthen ministry will be a blessing to our Texas Baptists family,” David Adams, director of Discipleship, said. “He is available to consult, train and encourage pastors, staff and volunteers in churches and associations across the state.”

Liebrum comes to Texas Baptists with over 20 years of ministry experience. He has served as the Minister to Students and, most recently, the Minister to Families at First Baptist Church in Rockwall. Liebrum has shaped his ministry philosophy around collaborating with all levels of youth and children’s ministries to create a comprehensive experience that provides a firm spiritual framework to those leaving the church upon high school graduation .

Liebrum has been active in Texas Baptists life as a trainer at multiple events and as a member of the planning team for Youth+Family+NextGen Ministry Conclave. In his new role as Youth & Family Ministry Specialist, Liebrum will help churches through training, consulting about needs they may have and encouraging youth leaders across Texas. Liebrum will also work closely with Children’s Ministry Specialist Jennifer Howington to promote ministry “from baby dedication to graduate Sunday.”

He graduated from Howard Payne University with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and earned his Master of Arts in Professional Development from Dallas Baptist University.

“There's a lot to be excited about right now in youth work and family ministry,” Liebrum said. “Coming out of Covid it's a perfect time for churches, youth ministries, churches in general to try new things. People are craving community, they're craving connections. Anything we can do to help ministers meet that need for their church family is great.”

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