i loved what kurt johnston wrote about youth ministry 3.0 on his blog yesterday:
On the flight home from Sacramento yesterday I devoured Mark Oestreicher’s new book, “Youth Ministry 3.0”. If you work with students, you simply must read this book.
I say this not because I agree with everything Mark writes (in fact there is much in the book I don’t agree with) but because it is a book that forces you to think about how you are doing ministry and to wonder if there might be a better approach to traditional youth ministry than doing it traditionally (my paraphrase, not his words).
Youth Ministry 3.0 encouraged me, frustrated me, challenged me and prodded me, and I hope it will do the same to you!
btw — i keep getting contacted by people who are confused by the fact that amazon says the book isn’t releasing until february. we cranked this book out as a wedgie, and dropped it into our release schedule. so it officially releases into bookstores (which amazon counts as) in the new year. but it’s available as a direct release now, on the ys site.