THE INDISPENSABLE YOUTH PASTOR by Mark DeVries and Jeff Dunn-Rankin is a vital book for anyone involved in youth ministry. I wish it had been written years ago, but now it can be a life-changing and trajectory-setting book for youth ministry veterans and those looking for a new position in youth ministry.
The book is divided into three sections: Looking for, Landing, and Locking In a youth ministry job. The first section, surely a first of its kind, walks through exactly how to search for a youth ministry position. This will be the most vital part of the book for many because there are so many youth pastors looking for jobs. The second section is about developing a healthy start in a new youth ministry position. Finally, the third section is about learning to love the job you're currently in.
The authors provide us with incredibly practical wisdom based on their years of experience in both youth ministry and helping others in youth ministry. They challenge many of the assumptions that exist in many new youth pastors.
This book needs to be in the hands of every youth pastor.
I received this book for free for review from Group.