Have you been to this guy’s website? If you have served long in youth ministry, chances are you have been by a time or twelve. Do you receive the Youth Ministry Daily e-mail? (If you don’t, you should.) Josh is half of the mastermind behind those articles. If you have spent 3 minutes around Josh, then you know – it’s solid content. Solid advice from an in-the-trenches guy. Now let’s break it down…and rip off a little luster. Josh is the youth pastor at Saddleback Church. He hangs regularly with some of the biggest ‘names’ in youth ministry – I mean, c’mon – he IS one of the biggest names in youth ministry (if there is such a thing). His website rocks the world….and I heard some rumor that he owns like half of the Star Wars franchise. He has every reason to be a glory hog. And that’s what I love about him most. He isn’t. He ‘surrenders’ his platform to others regularly. He listens as much as he talks. He gives a voice to ‘normal’ youth workers and celebrates it. It must be one of the truest examples of humility I know.
You wanna meet ‘famous’ youth pastors who don’t know they’re famous (or act like it)? Then get registered for SYMC. It’s only a week away….and face it – you’ve planned mission trips in less time than that! Josh will be there, too….but you can also meet him here.