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Issues in Youth Ministry: Joshua Griffin

Issues in Youth Ministry: Joshua GriffinWhat do you see as some of the main issues youth ministry is struggling with today?
— Discipleship, growth on students own
— Retention after graduation
— Engaging parents

What do you see as some of the main issues youth ministry is responding to effectively?
— Creative teaching – entry level programming
— Using outside resources
— Missions trips – service, ministry

In what ways does youth ministry need to change?
— less reliance on programs
— Less “next big thing” thinking
— Less trendy, fad, youth workers
— LONGEVITY

Joshua Griffin is the manager of [tag]Purpose Driven[/tag] Youth Ministry, a venue pastor at [tag]Saddleback Church[/tag] and dabbles in community with [tag]Simply Youth Ministry[/tag]. Find out more about him and his ministry at Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

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Posted on November 28, 2006

  • Looks like you are one of many discussing the heart of youth ministry today. I think you might be interested in what’s being said over at the Willow Creek student ministry leadership blog (www.shiftconference.org/blog). I’d love to get your feedback.

    -Kyle

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