Beginning life in the Cartel

For those who missed my earlier announcement: I’m no longer with Youth Specialties. Starting today I’m joining my friend Marko (Mark Oestreicher) to launch a brand new kind of youth ministry organization, The Youth Cartel.

I’ve spent 3 months waiting for September 1st to arrive. Words can’t express how excited I am to get started today. Our byline is “Instigating a revolution in youth ministry.” So let’s kick this thing off.

How can you get involved in the Cartel?

  • Sign-up for YoutTube You Can Use – This is a free resource I’m producing every week as a discussion starter with the teenagers in your life.
  • Sign-up for Cartel Culture – More than a newsletter, this will give you regular entry points to kicking off a revolution in your community.
  • Collaborate with us – If you share a vision for seeing foundational shifts in how we minister to adolescents, I want to hear from you.

How can you invest RIGHT NOW?

My first big idea for The Youth Cartel is the Extended Adolescence Symposium. It’s a one-day event, bringing together two of the countries top thinkers, and drilling into the root causes of extended adolescence and it’s effects on adolescent faith development. We are funding it through Kickstarter, and investing as little as $10 would help us out a lot.

As of right now we’ve raised $2470 of the $6000 we need by September 17th. Many of you have asked me how you can help me get The Youth Cartel going. This is a very practical way. $10, $50, $250… all makes a big difference.


2 responses to “Beginning life in the Cartel”

  1. Bob Carlton Avatar

    congrats – I can not to see what the Cartel makes happen

  2. Dan Kimball Avatar

    Very excited about the Youth Cartel – and hope to support and promote it in any way I can. I will be the first to wear and model a Youth Cartel shirt, undies, socks. Whatever you put out.

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