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    Tuesday, July 8, 2008

    Shocking Blog reply

    Today, I read a blog by Carlos Whittaker entitled: Kill it. The ideas behind it was GREAT, asking church workers and/or church members to decide if there was one thing they could kill in the church what would it be. Appallingly, Youth Ministry was one idea that came up...twice!

    I was shocked and saddened by this. I wish I knew what the reasoning was...

    What do you think?


    Tim said...

    Youth ministry done well (like yours!) provides a community of peers and spiritual mentors that would be lacking otherwise. I think the youth ministry can be a real oasis for teens.

    Erik said...

    Some people see youth ministry as an artificial community that only breeds the consumer Christianity model found in churches today. Of course, I don't believe this, but I have heard this argument before. Youth need to be ministered to, period. Whether or not a church has the resources and vision to hire a paid youth worker is up to them.