the church report, on online source of info for church workers, publishes a top 20 youth ministers list each year, along with other ministry areas. while lists like this have no real benefit or usefullness, this one is particularly frustrating in that it’s just a random list of mega-church youth workers. and, to take it somewhere humorous, the 2006 list and the 2007 list are identical. oh, and it’s only american youth workers. geez — this list frustrates me on so many levels.
three of the people who attend our junior high pastors summit made the list, so there’s been a massive amount of sarcastic smack-talk in emails circulating amongst that group in the last couple days.
two great responses:
kurt johnston, my friend and co-author, has garnered the #1 spot on the list two years in a row. kurt is a wonderfully humble guy, and i’m sure he cringes when he sees that silly list. he has posted a great response to the whole thing here, on his blog.
another friend of mine, who will remain anonymous here, has posted a wonderfully sarcastic alternative list of the top 10 parachurch youth workers. there are some insider jokes there, but it’s pretty dang funny.