Five fatal flaws in youth ministry

Not too long ago, I was asked to put together a list of what makes successful youth ministries successful.

As I was thinking about this, I found myself almost immediately coming up with a list of the opposite.

I could readily come up with a list of traits that contributed to unsuccessful youth ministries.

I call these Fatal Flaws and I identified five of them. I wanted to share them with you to see what you think. I’m curious what you would add.

Fatal Flaw #1: Agenda Is Greater Than Relationship

I’m convinced that the relationships we make with students have to be seen as more than the vehicle for accomplishing our agenda.

I believe that the Christ-centreed relationships we make with students are just as important as the knowledge of God they gain through our ministries. Continue reading.

Andy Blanks is the co-founder of youthministry360, a ministry committed to equipping youth workers through resources, training, community, and networking. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama in the USA.

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