Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What's the Objective of Youth Ministry?

Speaking of networking in my last post, my new youth ministry friend (and fellow YMCP alumnus) Paul Martin emailed me this question the other day:

What is the single objective of youth ministry?

Wow. Talk about a huge question. I did my best to answer as concisely as possible, and came up with a two word response:

Make disciples.

You can read the rest of my response (and Adam McLane's ideas too). And be sure to subscribe to Paul's blog, he's a refreshing and thoughtful voice in the youth ministry world.

1 comment:

  1. I love it. It’s hard to wrap my mind around, though; the short-term, more evident results consist of having kids that don’t drink or have sex or follow evolution, etc. We want to thing long-term in our ministry goals, but the short-term is always what becomes most apparent to grade ourselves on. But the whole concept of the Prodigal Son reminder really made sense to me.