Below is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Youth Specialties. Click the link at the bottom to read the entire piece.
Do relationships really matter in your ministry? Many of us like to say that our goal is to help teens develop relationships with God and others, but what has that meant for how you lead your youth ministry? Reggie Joiner, Kristen Ivy, and Tom Shefchunas (Shef) recently released their book, When Relationships Matter, which is an update to their Creating a Lead Small Culture book from 2014.
Before I get into the quick recap and review, the truth is that I highly recommend this book for anyone leading a student, kids, or family ministry. In fact, I think lead pastors, executive roles, and adult ministry leaders should also read it.
Links to purchase When Relationships Matter: