Josh Griffen, the high school student pastor at Saddleback Church, is putting out this book soon. I’m super excited to read this book! I love reading any book on youth ministry, but Josh Griffen is a man in youth ministry that I highly respect. He is running one of the best youth ministries I have ever seen and has an excellent blog that is very relevant for anyone involved in youth ministry. Make sure and check that blog out at www.morethandodgeball.com. My opinion is that anyone involved or passionate about youth ministry should check out the student ministries at Saddleback and also check out the community around www.simplyyouthministry.com. I may not agree totally with some of the things at the student ministry at Saddleback, but God is evident in their work there. I hope this book turns out to be a good one! After reading it, whenever that might be, I will post a review on it!
With all the reading I have to do this semester, I wanted to go on and get a jump on it early! For my Church Education class I had to read a book called “Light Their Fire” by Leonard Allred, which was a professor at my school Piedmont Baptist College! In this book, Allread gives twenty-nine “matches” that one can use in a class to light a fire in adults through teaching them! All of Allread’s suggestions or “matches” in this book are very good. With his education background and many years of teaching adults, the suggestions in this book are trustworthy and a “must use” in any teaching situation! Though I am majoring in youth ministry with hopes of being a youth pastor, the “matches” in this book are useful also for me because these “matches” can also be used in teaching teens and young adults! If you are a teacher of adults or even teens, this book is a must read! It is an easy read and a good book to get you excited about teaching and lighting a fire for God to whomever you are teaching!