Posted by: theedwardsfam | January 5, 2012

Youth Ministry – Theology Is Back

I just read this article on the Christian Post website and couldn’t be more excited about its content! Read the whole thing here.

A couple of excerpts:

“We tend to underestimate the brain power of teens,” Greg Stier told The Christian Post. The church has often thought youths weren’t ready for or didn’t care about theology and the deeper meanings of their faith.

But now key leaders in youth ministry are looking for more strategic approaches to reach teenagers. Stier said they are realizing “the importance of theology and making sure teenagers not only understand but also embrace their Christian faith.”

Stier believes that if youth ministry is truly going to change they need to give teenagers the resources to share the cause of the Great Commission and engage their faith.Some of that involves getting teens to understand the theology behind their faith, and to raise the bar for them, rather than dumb it down.


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