After being on staff for nearly a month, the youth director was suddenly summoned into the senior pastor's office. The pastor quickly shut the door and, skipping all pleasantries, boldly announced: "I'd love to help you, I just don't have time for you." Uncertain of how to respond and with no questions allowed, the youth director was dismissed. That was the last meeting he ever had with the senior pastor.
Weren't there supposed to be ample amounts of excitement for the newly appointed, fresh youth director? This fresh, but now confused, youth director wanted to do a good job, but had no idea where to begin. He was young and everyone was too busy to mentor him--even when he had asked for help. Perhaps you're in a similar situation but you're hesitant to admit it out loud.
This book is a practical guide aimed at helping anyone struggling with escaping the tempting, isolated island of youth ministry and building a network of kingdom-minded students, parents, and church members focused on living for Jesus Christ in what sometimes seems like a Jesus-less world.