Andy Root and I have been friends for many years now, and we both have strong opinions about the direction that youth ministry needs to go. We talked about it recently on his Blogtalk Radio Show (audio embedded below). The nexus of our conversation was chapter three of his most recent book, Relationships Unfiltered: Help for Youth Workers, Volunteers, and Parents on Creating Authentic Relationships, a book that I highly recommend.
And if you like that book, or our conversation, or are just generally involved in youth ministry, you should definitely have FirstThird on your radar. That’s an event taking place March 1-3 at Luther Seminary that will put Kenda Dean and Andy in conversation, with Doug Pagitt and me acting as the moderators. In fact, the next 20 people to register will receive a free copy of Andy’s book, Revisiting Relational Youth Ministry: From a Strategy of Influence to a Theology of Incarnation.