This is the book that I will be using to focus my student ministry volunteers for years.
In Youth Min 3.0, Marko issues a missional challenge to all adult youth workers. It is made clear that we as adults are foreigners in the world of teens and that has a profound impact on the way we relate to teens and how we do ministry.
Also included inside is an abridged lesson in developmental psychology and how it affects the way we teach and relate to teens, an absolute must for anyone hoping to reach students at different developmental stages.
Finally, Marko provides a comprehensive picture of where youth ministry has been, the cycles that we have gone through, identifies the cycle that we are in now and uses that information to ask the question "Where is our preferred future and how do we get there?"
This book is an easily digestible, fun and honest look at where youth workers need to step up and lead the way into a thriving future.
I loved this book! It confirmed frustrations I have had for several years with the youth group set up in our own church.... and it gave fresh outlook for the future. This author put into words and ideas what I have been fumbling around in my mind but was unable to pin-point clearly. If you want a new outlook for your youth - whether in a youth group setting or for even your own parental insight & leading within your home, get this book and be blessed and encourgaed.