Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kevin Turner

Meet Dr. Kevin Turner

Degrees and Experience
  • D.Min. (Reformed Theological Seminary)
  • M.Div. (Multnomah Biblical Seminary)
  • B.S., Bible (Washington Baptist College)
Biography and Professional Achievements

As a High School student Dr. Kevin Turner's life was changed because of the youth ministry of a local church. Since then his life has focused on the process of developing effective youth ministry models and practices. Youth ministry, when properly understood, is a missional focused application of Practical Theology targeted toward adolescent culture. Through staff positions in church youth ministry, para-church organizations, Christian camping and, since 2000, as a professor of Youth Ministry and Theology at Colorado Christian University, it has been Turner's life focus to deepen the theological reflection and create more reflective approaches to all aspects of youth ministry and Practical Theology.

  • Turner, Kevin J. Learn Before You Leap: 100 Case Studies for Youth Ministers. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2012. Print.
  • Rice, Wayne, and Mike Yaconelli. Play It!: Over 150 Great Games for Youth Groups: The Best of Play It! and Play It Again! in One Volume! Grand Rapids, MI: Youth Specialties, 2000. Print.
  • Turner, Kevin J. "Hart, Laura C. "When 'Separate' May Be Better: Exploring Single-sex Learning as a Remedy for Social Anxiety in Female Middle School Students"." The Journal of Youth Ministry:The Academic Journal Ofyouth Ministry Educators 15.1 (2016): 128-30. Print.
  • Rice, Wayne, and Mike Yaconelli. Play It Again!: More Great Games for Groups. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 1993. Print.
  • Rice, Wayne. Still More Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks: 100 More Attention-getting Stories, Parables & Anecdotes. Grand Rapids, MI: Youth Specialties/Zondervan, 1999. Print.
  • Newby, Vicki. Games 2 for Youth Groups. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 1997. Print.
  • Lecturer: C.S. Lewis Institutes, Seattle Pacific University
  • Camp Speaker: Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je
  • Open Door Presenter: "What Howard Garner Can Teach Youth Ministry"
  • Year Round Operation Christmas Child Advocate
Professional Contributions
  • Lead Teaching Pastor: Fellowship at Morrison Chapel: Morrison, CO
  • Youth Specializations /Zondervan Academic Support
  • Youth Specializations Convention Staff
  • Walk Through the Bible: Leadership Module Trainer: Understanding the Love of Your Life Instructor
Professional Societies
  • Evangelical Church Alliance
  • Board of "Camp Id-Ra-Ha-Je
  • Association of Youth Ministry Educators