The big talk around youth ministry circles these days has to do with two perspectives:
Yes! believe it or not there is still youth pastors meeting as I write this blog ( in Cincinnati at the National Youth Convention) who are asking the old age question…”So dude, how big is your youth ministry?”
To that question I politely say, “WHO GIVES A FLYING RIP!”…the real issue that we need to be talking about and questioning is …”WHY ARE STUDENTS CHECKING OUT OF CHURCH?”
- Is it no longer relevant?
- Are they tired of spectating?
- Are they done with the institution?
A good friend of mine (Brett Ullman) recently posed a blog entry talking about this whole subject…he also gives the viewer some great insights into a resource…take a look for yourself