GROUP’s March/April magazine is awesome – with their annual youth ministry salary survey and much more. If you don’t get group – why not? Here is my little review of what you will find in it:
Something I liked: I got a chance to meet Jeff Dunn-Rankin at the SYM Conference 2012 and I was impressed. Then I got to read his review of Lee and Leslie Strobel’s book, “Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch” and I was super impressed. Mr. Dunn-Rankin did a great job explaining the book and he has convinced me to read it. One of the key thoughts that he shared was, “We youth workers see the changes (when a kid of a non-believing home accepts Christ) as all positive but we need to understand that too many parents, (these changes) might be threatening, scary, and irritating.”
???: It’s good to see the annual youth ministry salary survey but I didn’t agree with some of the thoughts Tony Myles shared at the end of the article. I struggle when anyone shares that full time ministers (youth minsters or senior pastors) should consider seasonal or special event work to help pay monthly bills.
Key Statement: Great thought from Dan Webster, “Every life is a mystery waiting to be uncovered, not a mistake needing to be corrected.”
Creative Idea: Walt Mueller is one of my favorite researchers. He shared a little idea that I think is awesome. He said, “A great way to begin (evaluating media) is to randomly choose ads and play a quick game of ‘Spot the lie,’ working to uncover the false promise(s) made by the ad.”