A colleague recently posted this image on Facebook of a sign he encountered while hiking. Reading it caused me to wonder: What if our youth ministries were so challenging and potentially life-changing that they had to come with a warning label?
What if, instead of promoting our youth ministries with words like "Fun!" "Exciting!" and "Wacky!" we had to tell teens: Caution! Joining this ministry may result in powerful, spiritual currents taking your life in a new direction. Stay back if you don't want to be changed or suddenly see the world in a new way! If you join us, you may die and be born anew to a life of compassion, justice, mercy, peace and love. You have been warned!