Youth Ministry Spotlight

hand holding the futureWhen I was asked to be a youth sponsor, I was surprised. Why would they want me? When we think of involving adults in our ministry with youth we traditionally think of the model of sponsors. What if you are having difficulty finding adults within the church to commit to this kind of community building with the youth? It might be time to get creative.

hand holding the future Ministry focused solely on adolescents is relatively new to the history of the church. When we look at what we do with youth as ministry instead of programing, it frees us to see all the different ways we can integrate youth into the life of the church. When we shift from viewing youth as consumers of what we think they should be getting to participants in ministry where they creatively engage in their own church and community, wonderful things can happen.

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