Thursday, February 22, 2007
Youth Ministry: Gets Serious
Yesterday, I was in the bookstore and picked up the latest article of Leadership magazine. It had been out for awhile ( Winter 2007 ) but I had not picked it up yet. Relatively close to the front was an article on ym. It was written by Sam O'Neal.
It is a good article that hashes over a topic that seems to be rampant, what is it that teens really wants and what is it that we are giving them when they step inside our church. In the article, there is a phrase that they used that I have not heard. I am going to do some research on this topic this weekend. The Phrase: Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.
This phrase comes from the fact that the teens are looking for something / someone ( God ) who will solve their problems and ensure their happiness. It is the articles belief that we as churches set the students up for this.