I just finished reading through Getting Fired for the Glory of God a new book by Youth Specialties which is a combination of articles and talks from Mike Yaconelli. For those who might not know who Mike was, he pioneered modern day youth ministry (along with Wayne Rice and others) and was the co-founder of Youth Specialties.
While I had read most of the articles the first time they came out, they reminded me of Mike’s passion for teens, for the church, for youth workers and most importantly for the kingdom. Mike was truly one of a kind. The greatest treasure of this book though it the DVD that comes with it which includes video and audio talks from Mike. I found myself stopped in my tracks physically and spiritually as I listened to Mike speak. He was a powerful speaker and clearly anointed by God. Was Mike perfect? No. But he did so much to point so many towards Jesus and teens, one of those of course, was me. Thanks for sharing this treasure with us YS.
And yes, Mike was fired for Jesus… more than once.