A Critique of Youth Ministry
I was a youth pastor for many years – mostly in Canada. For an excellent critique of youth ministry – I highly recommend the following article of Christopher Schlecht: http://www.christianaction.org.za/articles/critiquemodyouthministeries.htm. I think that he has some very good points.
Personally – I am against separating too much the youth from the rest of the congregation. It encourages a “perpetual’ immaturity. The same goes for kids who are not taught to stay in church and listen to the main message.