The question for youth workers is this: how do we create genuine belonging in our ministries, such that youth never have to go through the pain of dechurching?
Tips for Gospel-Centered Games in Youth Ministry (from Someone Who Stinks at Games)
Games help to create a culture of welcome that draws teenagers into gospel community.
We asked our Rooted writers to tell us about their own progression to gospel-center ministry from more attractional models.
The weekly gathering provided time for students to eat, fellowship, and find some refuge from the pressures of their senior year.
Families with special needs would likely say their core needs are very similar to neurotypical families—to be seen and known, and to belong in community.
With a prevailing attitude of love that seeks to see and understand our students, we become a wordless witness that frames and reinforces the very gospel message we speak.
As youth workers, we are called to enter the relational world of teenagers… joining Jesus on his mission to break down dividing walls.