Creating a Place for a New Generation: An Ecclesiological Perspective on Youth Ministry

From: Volume 3NS, Issue 2: Fall 1999 Pages 93-107


A broad cultural gap exists between the cultures of church and contemporary youth cultures. It is the church that is called to be the bridge builder, reaching out in understanding and compassion to those outside of her fellowship. The current youth cultures (the Millennials) are more positive and hopeful regarding life than were their predecessor (Gen X). Through wise use of conflict breakers, youth ministers can help the church reach out in invitational ways to the various youth cultures on their doorsteps.



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