Mark-O has been around the church world for many years, and he has always challenged my thinking, and caused me to laugh. He recently wrote a reflection on the Ethiopian eunuch, and moved it into the realm of youth ministry.
Here is the heart of the passage –
Our youth ministries should not exist as well-meaning holding tanks, waiting for maturity and adulthood.
Our youth ministries should not isolate teenagers from the world of adults.
Our youth ministries should not treat teenagers as children, incapable and broken.
If you want to change how your view and treat adolescents and emerging adults, here are some first steps.
Mark is a partner in The Youth Cartel, providing services and resources for individual youth workers and organizations. I’ve been married to Jeannie for 30 years, and have two great kids: Riley (22) and Max (18). Here’s The Youth Cartel’s website. twitter: @markosbeard instagram: @whyismarko