Teenagers don’t belong in youth group

Facebook discussionLast week we had a good discussion on the LISM Facebook Page about whether or not “traditional youth ministry largely removes parents from the picture by separating teens into a separate group and then complains that parents aren’t involved in their kid’s lives spiritually.” (See that discussion here.)

Last night I posted another statement on the LISM Facebook Page for discussion:

“AGREE OR DISAGREE: Every teen belongs in the church body, not in the youth group. A primary function of the youth ministry should be to integrate teens into the church body rather than function as a holding tank where teens feel comfortable until they graduate.”

I love reading all the feedback and different perspectives! It really helps me learn from you guys and shapes my own thinking on some of these issues.

If you missed this post on Facebook, feel free to chime in on the discussion! Instead of posting in the comments below, use the link to this post on our Facebook Page where the conversation has already started.

Posted on July 27, 2011

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