We are always on the lookout for colleagues who are working to "rethink" the old paradigms of youth ministry. Today I stumbled upon a great post at the Emerging Youth blog. Dan shares about his frustration with trying to play the "numbers" game and how he realized that there is more to a successful youth ministry than how many teens come through the door:
I mistakingly thought that we would really “arrive” as an established youth ministry if we could begin hosting large events like this maybe once a month. I would lie awake at night imagining having multiple youth groups, kids coming in from the streets, maybe even attract a football player or two! All the while, never realizing that what we have already been doing…had been incredible and powerful.