Every time you walk out of your senior pastor's office, you leave with a sense of bewilderment and confusion. "Did I just waste the last hour? Did he really hear what's going on with our students? Is youth ministry really a priority for this guy?"
Unfortunately, you aren't alone. When it works, the relationship between a youth pastor and senior pastor opens the door to dynamic ministry in the local church. But when that relationship is weak, damaged, or broken, it can create an environment that breeds frustration, dissension, and burnout.
And in far too many churches, that relationship is weak, damaged, or broken. Trust, respect, and sacrifice don't happen when we aren't on the same page. Doug writes directly to you as a youth pastor, offering his encouragement and wisdom.