Contribution to Book
This paper compares youth who belong to congregations with a strong program of youth ministry with those who do not. Those who experience youth ministry are more likely to have personal devotions, remain in the church, perceive the pastors’ influence more positively, and avoid at-risk behaviors. It stresses the need for personal involvement, demonstrations of caring, and willingness to make changes in congregational programming. It gives a number of suggestions for discussions with youth groups.
Ministering with Millennials: A Complete Report on the 180° Symposium
Roger L. Dudley with Allan Walshe
The 180° Symposium
Gane, Barry, "Church Climate and Youth Ministry" (2009). 180 Symposium Publications. 62.
Posed with permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University