Mark Oestreicher is a veteran youth worker who resides in California, USA and is a partner in The Youth Cartel, which provides resources, training, and coaching for church youth workers,He is the author of many books for youth workers, parents, and teenagers. Twitter: @markosbeard.
In his early years as a youthworker, Mark Oestreicher learned a lesson that has stayed with him, and coloured every hiring conversation he has ever had.
I’m an American, and we sure do love our self-sufficiency. But we’re not alone in this reality. In the world of leadership, self-sufficiency is seen as a sign of strength (and sadly, ministry leadership is not an exception to this).
It can be easy to be always on the lookout for the next big thing in youth ministry, so we can get on board and be relevant and up to date and on trend. Our regular contributor and youth-work expert, Mark Oestreicher, takes us through his thinking about the future trend of youth ministry, and it’s not what you might think.