I read Chris Fomlsbee’s book A New Kind of Youth Ministry this past Saturday. I really enjoyed Chris’ book. It’s straight forward and honest…sometimes even candid. Chris talks about “re-culturing” our student ministries and puts forth some challenging ideas. The book is relatively short with just 9 chapters but each one makes a point. I was definitely challenged by Chris in his book. I plan on going back through it to glean some more from it in the next month or so (hey I’ve got 6 other books to get through first). He gives an honest look at re-culturing evangelism, discipleship, service and outreach, student leadership, mission, leadership, education and ourselves. Then in chapter 9 he gives some ideas on how to make this all happen.

Very challenging.