Youth ministry is vital to helping teens integrate into the larger, intergenerational community of the church. Youth ministry resists the status quo, helping the church stay relevant. Youth ministry focuses on inviting those who are not already part of the church into the deeper narrative of God’s plan. Youth ministry reminds the church that teens are not marginalized members of the body, but co-creators and conspirators in the divine work of the church.
Youth ministry helps the church focus on the way of Jesus, which goes beyond tradition, dogma, and work.