Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors, Mark Riddle.
A great book that every senior pastor needs to get from their youth pastor! But, also a book that every youth pastor needs to read to better understand the dynamics of their churches and their senior pastors.
I would also say that this book is an essential book for a youth pastor who is looking to get hired at a church anytime soon. It will open your eyes to how a church thinks and acts in the hiring process. You will save yourself time and pain if you read this.
Mark highlights many challenges that youth pastors face, but also allows them to see the big picture of what is going on in their own minds, as well as the mind of the senior pastor and church. It’s a great ‘bridge builder’ of a book and is very practical and relevant. Mark writes in short chapters, making it a quick and easy read ADD people like me.
Buy two copies and see if your senior pastor will read this with you. It’s sure to create good communication and honest dialogue.
Mark Riddle is a writer, consultant and blogger. You can check out his blog at: www.theriddlegroup.com/blog