Fear of God Devotional: A Shortcoming of Youth Ministry


What is one shortcoming of youth ministry?

Voddie Baucham explains in this video that he has worked with youth on multiple occasions at various youth events. To him, being at these events was like casting pearls before swine. Youth pastors all seemed to be the same and the events seemed to be the same.

Each of them were wholly ineffective. The fruit was negligible. Success was always determined in the same way – the successful person usually became a youth minister. There was no sense of a broader purpose or preparing young people for adult Christian life and experience. It is not surprising that youth ministry has now become college student or singles ministry, to target those in college and post-college singles. We ought to encourage our youth to pursue maturity and godliness.

Proverbs 22:15 (NKJV) – “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;

The rod of correction will drive it far from him.”