My partner in crime, Jon Nielson, just finished a three-part series on youth ministry at The Gospel Coalition Blog. Jon draws a balance between two extreme approaches to youth ministry: 1) the approach that isolates the youth ministry from the rest of the church, and 2) the approach that eliminates youth ministry in order to integrate students into the church.
I commend it as encouragement to flee the temptation to boost student numbers with the bait of fun and entertainment. Instead, with students – as with adults – fish with with gospel.
Jon’s three posts are:
Jon blogs at Something More Sure.