Mark Oestreicher explains how 'belonging' has become the lens through which teens view their 'identity & purpose' in this culture. He then opens up a dialogue with us regarding the implications of this for the family and for the church.

Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and founding partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. The author of dozens of books, including Youth Ministry 3.0, Hopecasting, and Leading Without Power: 9 Paths to Non-Coercive Ministry Leadership, Marko is a sought-after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two young adult kids, Riley and Max.    Marko's website: