We are excited about our newest release 5 Views on the Future of Youth Ministry: Perspectives on What Could or Should Be. It releases Aug 1st, so take advantage of the pre-release special price.
About the book:
Mark Oestreicher, General Editor. Contributors: Chris Curtis, Kenda Creasy Dean, Mark DeVries, Tommy Nixon, Virginia Ward
Is youth ministry thriving? Stagnant? Evolving? Dying? What does any of that mean for us as youth workers, or, more critically, for the young people we care about?
In this edition of our “multi-views” series, the chapters are authored by a group of youth ministry thought leaders. We asked them two key questions: What are the problems youth ministry currently faces? And what is the pathway forward? Each chapter represents a thoughtful, practical, and challenging viewpoint. At the end of each chapter, there is a sidebar from an in-the-trenches youth worker whose ministry is currently living out the future the chapter’s writer foresees.
We expect that the words of this book will cause you to rethink, to dream, and to question. There are no easy answers and one-size-fits-all solutions here. But we also believe that along with the challenges they bring to the forefront, these chapters will leave you with a sense of hope-filled possibility the future of youth ministry and the teenagers God calls us to love and care for.
Summer can be a great time for some personal development. Maybe you want to learn more about the students you work with or some new skills you can put into practice this fall. These affordable courses or great for you or use them with your entire team.
All Cartel Courses include videos and a discussion/application guide.
“This collection of thoughts about youth ministry in the COVID era is insightful, encouraging, and thought-provoking. I am encouraged by the shared struggle and observations on how we are doing.
This book has helped me sort through much of what I have been struggling through in this unique chapter of life and ministry. While there are no easy answers here, there are plenty of ways of framing the challenges we are facing in youth ministry in the church.
The speed with which it was constructed and the way it gives hope for the future makes it DEFINITELY worth the read.” – Eric
“Incredibly encouraging and helpful as we attempt to move from iteration to innovation in these strange times. Grateful for other youth ministers who are doing good work.” – Holly
For a few years in a row, the Cartel has partnered with Dan Navarra of Chemistry Staffing to conduct the largest salary survey of youth workers, and make it available to you for free. Dan is great at digging into the data and identifying helpful info. This year’s report has some great news and some annoying news, as you’ll see. We’re excited to provide this service for our tribe. Click here to download the 2021 Youth Pastor Compensation Report.
Let’s start with the good news. Our survey shows that Youth Pastor compensation grew at a rate of 2.8% nationally. This is actually ahead of the governments 1.6% cost of living adjustment rate. So compensation for our tribe continues to grow and is on the right path.
Season Two of 13 Reasons Why released May 18th. With its top-shelf ranking in all of our Netflix accounts—it’s fair to assume our students are watching it. Despite its TV-MA rating, teens are binge watching content that highlights intense issues in graphically dramatized, highly emotional narratives. Continue reading A Youth Workers Response to 13 Reasons Why