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Why are our youth ministries in church deteriorating and youth are coming out of high school and into colleges & universities more disengaged than ever? I’m petitioning you, leader, friend. We need to know that adolescent development is getting longer, many families are unhealthy, the negative affects of postmodernity are crashing on our shores (not all of it is negative), entertainment/WIFI culture is fast-paced and the distractions to following Christ for the next generation are extremely high. Identity is being found elsewhere, than in Christ. Explosive and destructive relationships are ratified through faceless online presence, and the need for self-confidence is nowhere to be found.  We need to re-huddle the team (Sr. Pastor, elders, deacons, volunteers, parents and Oh, youth pastor) and have some honest and open communication and collaboration heading into faithful future youth (and adult) ministry. We need to stop operating on our “youth ministry islands” and partner with the rest of the church to reach and disciple the next generation. Let’s go for it! I am expectant.  I am hopeful too!

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~ by dsylvester on April 11, 2016.

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