Thus, if the Word is the priority, perhaps more engagement in memorizing and understanding it should be part of youth ministry strategy.
A good theology of youth would change the way we do youth ministry, but it might also affect the way we think of church.
So what should your expanded view of youth ministry look like? In the arena of teenagers in the youth group, focus on moving students from spiritually lifeless to fruitful.
These two ponds have become my metaphor for youth ministry and the drop-out rate that all too often occurs between the high school and college years.
How do we make teenagers care? It sounds as if it is asking for a paint-by-the-numbers process for cramming the importance of faith down our students’ throats. Part of me wanted to say that I’m not sure I want to be in the business of making anyone care about anything.