The Future Of Youth Ministry Is Intergenerational

[The church] realized in the 1940s that we were not offering teens enough focused attention. So what did we do? We started offering them too much. All of a sudden churches had adult pastors and youth pastors, adult worship teams and youth worship teams, adult mission trips and youth mission trips. And there’s a place for that. But we’ve ended up segregating–and I use that word intentionally–our kids from the rest of the church. Now we tend to think that we can outsource the care of our kids to designated experts, the youth and children’s workers…. I think the future of youth ministry is intergenerational.

2 thoughts on “The Future Of Youth Ministry Is Intergenerational

  1. I agree, something has gone amiss. I think his thesis statement is dead on. I’ve helped out with a lot of Sunday School lessons recently, and they by and large are just like he said, importations of Bible stories, without good life application.

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