First-Century Youth Ministry: Exploring Our Jewish Roots to Reclaim Discipleship Amazon | The Youth Cartel I’ve been excited about this book for a few reasons. One is purely selfish as its author, Heather Quiroz, completed the masters program in Youth Ministry Leadership at Huntington. I was once part of the same program, though Heather is…… Continue reading Two New Books from The Youth Cartel
My 17 year old is studying multiple languages and chemistry over summer break just to get a jump start, she thinks calculus is fun, and she reads complex literature in her spare time. The truth is that she’s really not that unusual. This is what today’s high school students do. And yet in youth ministry,…… Continue reading My Commitment to an Intellectually Stimulating Youth Ministry
Let’s start here. A complicated relationship exists between the United States and Mexico. As a resident of Southern California I’m well aware of this. We love Mexican culture. The language, the decor, the food– many elements of Mexican culture are fully integrated into American life. An entire day of the week is now synonymous with…… Continue reading The opportunity Baja presents, Part 1
Historically, youth ministry has always been a young adults game. For many their first foray into working on staff at a church/parachurch, or even a first real professional job of any kind, comes with a call to youth ministry. As I’ve gone to youth ministry conferences and youth pastor meet-ups over the years they always seem dominated…… Continue reading Coaching Newer Youth Workers
In between work on the the Tiny Office and March Madness we’ve been busy releasing cool stuff over at The Youth Cartel. Finding Jesus in the Old Testament Eric Ballard Official description… It can be difficult—at a glance—to reconcile the Jesus we see in the New Testament with much of the Old Testament. But when we…… Continue reading Two new things from The Youth Cartel
On Thursday night I head to Denver for our second annual Open Denver event. Open is a movement of one-day training events built from the ground up to support & advance youth ministry locally. It’s unlike anything else out there. Most of the presenters work right in the region, so they live the local context…… Continue reading 4 Things I’m excited about for Open Denver
“Instigating a revolution in youth ministry.” This is the tagline for The Youth Cartel. Last December, during our annual retreat, we spent a couple of hours kicking around exactly what that meant, what it didn’t mean, and even spent extended time to list out dozens of areas we’re seeking a revolution in the form of an…… Continue reading A Revolution Against What?
If you’re planning on joining us at The Summit in Nashville this fall, this week is an important deadline. On August 1st all registration prices go up by $40. [button link=”https://theyouthcartel.com/events/the-summit-2015/” color=”silver”]REGISTER HERE[/button] If you want to get a sample of what to expect, check out the enclosed video of Charlie Peacock’s talk from 2014.
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We’re off to the races in 2015 with 4 new publishing products launching in January. With each new release cycle our stuff just keeps getting better and better. Here’s what is new: A Youth Worker’s Field Guide to Parents by Danny Kwon (Book) The Audacious Seven by Steve Case (Curriculum) THINK Volume 2: Theology by…… Continue reading Our January Line-Up