A recent Christianity Today article highlighted something I've been pondering for a while. Namely, that what we have been doing progmatically in youth ministry may not be producing the desired results when it comes to lifelong faith formation.
In the article, titled Youth Pastors Ditch Gross-Out Games and Help Student Ministry Grow Up, Jeremy Engbers of Olympia CRC (among others) shares some of their observations on this topic.
I encourage you to read it and consider the following questions:
- What are you seeing in your context?
- Do you resonate with what is shared?
- When you were younger, what kind of youth leader/director/pastor did you need?
- Are you trying to relaunch youth ministry after Covid and finding things difficult?
If you would like to discuss anything related to youth and emerging adult ministries, please reach out to Ron deVries at [email protected].