I've heard it said that many churches have small front doors (where visitors come in to check things out) and big back doors (where many of those who feel unwelcome choose to leave and never come back). I suspect many of us experience this in youth ministry, where youth come to visit but never come back or youth who have been coming casually disappear and no one even notices. I asked a fellow blogger, Stuart, who's opinion I have come to value, what his thoughts are on how we welcome new students into our youth groups and keep them there. Stuart's youth ministry position is not in a typical church setting, but what he has to say on this subject is both thoughtful and helpful for anyone working with youth. Check out his vlog on this very subject here and add your two cents.