Friday, April 06, 2007

The Effectiveness of Church Youth Groups

Young Ladies Christian Fellowship has a short post on youth groups. It is a must read, and won't take long. Last spring I spent a lot of time studying what the Bible says about the Church. How is it to be organized? Where should it congregate? Who should lead? Who should and should not speak? How do you serve, and how to you enable others to use their spiritual gifts? How often is the Church to gather?

1 Corinthians 12-14 and 1 Timothy have some of the best descriptions of how a church functions. Ephesians describes the spiritual aspects and foundations of the Church.

In my investigation I never saw the distinction of a youth pastor or a worship pastor - or even a worship leader at all. Nor do I see a church building described. These points at least should cause us to ask when, where, and how youth pastors and church buildings arose. If they are not biblical, we should not cling to them - especially if it is not effective.

Perhaps God, not the latest trends or philosophies, knows what He is doing.

For more information, click the links for the full transcript at the end of the YLCF post. Or check Vision Forum's Uniting Church and Family products and articles.

To God be all glory.

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