We’re developing a parent-centered youth ministry

Last month I told you about a new church plant here in Cincinnati called, Red Door Church. My wife and I have settled in this local body of believers and are excited to be serving in several capacities.

One of the ways we’re serving is by being a part of a team that’s developing the youth ministry. This won’t be a normal, typical youth ministry, though. As I’ve discussed in the past, we take very seriously God’s plan for the parents to be the spiritual leaders in their house. In fact, we integrate it into everything we do, especially the Sunday morning worship experience. That means whatever our youth ministry looks like, it has to revolve around bringing parents and teens together instead of naturally separating them.

We’re still in the process of brainstorming what that will look like, but I think we’re on the right track.

A few weeks ago our team of youth leaders “to be,” parents, teens, and our pastor got together to start hashing some of this out. We asked the question, “What important aspects should be a part of this youth ministry?” and the results were actually very surprising and unexpected to everyone in the room.

In the video below, I share what we discussed in that meeting and some of the unexpected conclusions that will influence our parent-centered youth ministry.

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! Thanks for lending your voice to invest into the future youth ministry at Red Door Church!

Posted on February 11, 2013

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