By keeping faithful to ourselves others will be prompted to join this walk of faith. These ultimate youth evangelism goals are to bring individuals to a personal faith in Jesus Christ and to establish a core of young Christians as a group in a church. These goals can be initiated in a number of ways.
One approach is to invite the leaders of established youth organizations on the fringe of the church to send representatives to form the beginnings of a youth group. Encourage the Scouts, the Girl Guides, and the Marching Band who use the church hall, the Optimist Youth League, in fact any movement for teenagers in your area to get involved. Enthuse them with your optimism for youth and use your best influences in the community to get support. I know from personal experience that this works. When I was a skinny sixteen-year-old, I remember being invited by a flaxen-haired and delightfully eccentric young curate to come to a youth club he was starting. As apprehensive as I was, I went along with some of my scouting friends and to my surprise thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This turned out to be the beginning for me of many years of personal participation and leadership in youth work which led eventually into full-time Christian work.