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Effective evangelism

Youth WorkSome people within the church feel threatened by Christian youth work. In teenagers they see childhood and adulthood mingled in such fragile vessels. Young bodies are in the process of change, youthful minds grappling with questions and challenges they are forced to answer. Boys wanting to be strong, dependable men, but melting inexplicably into childish immaturity. Girls wishing to be poised, attractive young ladies but turning without warning into snickering clumsiness. One moment rational and respectful, the next they explode in some playful pursuit. The landscape for ministering to youth today is rapidly changing. We must seek to be more effective in ministering to the next generation.

Choices in Life

Youth work exposes a perplexing crossroads of young people facing decisions. They are faced with difficult and far-reaching decisions as to what to do in life, where to work, whose values to adopt, one's family's or one's friends, the church or those of society? In the face of all this, it's no surprise that some people back away from Christian youth work. Only those who are bold enough to venture out despite the potential problems find the wealth of golden opportunities awaiting them. We are forced to ask the perennial question, "what would Jesus do?"

"Christian Youth Work"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2019

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