What happened to all the youth pastors?
I was asked that question a while back and one answer given was "They're all church planters now."
I'm being facetious, but in this podcast I address the historical growth of student/youth ministry and the current trend and movement of church planting in light of pastoral leadership and biblical authority. I reference a few things in this podcast you may want to check out.
First, the book Reinventing Youth Ministry (Again) by Wayne Rice
My post on "Maybe You're Not Called to Ministry"
Ron Edmondson's article on Leadership - "7 Signs of Weak Leader"