jay (our publisher) just asked me what i thought about another book in our “help!” series, called “help! i’m an asian youth worker!” we both agreed that, while there may totally be some distinctives about doing youth ministry in an asian-american church, the help line (current titles include things like “help! i’m a volunteer youth worker”, “help! i’m a junior high youth worker”, and “help! i’m a small church youth worker”, among others) needs to be careful not to get too niched.
anyhow, we got riffing on slicing the market to absurd niches, with these possible titles:
help! i’m an anglo youth worker in a 2nd generation korean american church!
help! i’m a child of hippie parents who is also a youth worker, and i’m working with rich private school kids!
help! i’m a tattoo’d backward-baseball-cap-wearing neo-fundamentalist youth worker!
help! i love youth Awana!
help! i can only get employment in youth ministry, but really want to be an emergent church planter!
help! i’m about to graduate with a youth ministry degree from a bible college where my only youth ministry course was taught by an 87 year-old woman who coined the phrase “sunday school”!
help! i’m a youth worker addicted to blogging and don’t actually spend any time with real kids!
then, there could be a whole raft of denominationally-themed help books:
help! i’m a unitarian/universalist youth worker!
help! i’m a duck river (and kindred) association of baptists youth worker! (yes, that’s a real denomination)
help! i’m a beachy amish mennonite youth worker (again, real)
help! i’m a two-seed-in-the-spirit predestinarian baptist youth worker (yup)
wanna add your own suggestion?