On Sunday, I spoke briefly before our Archdiocesan Youth Advisory Council who were recognizing their impending graduates.
The seniors were speaking of their desire to continue being involved with their faith/ continuing to serve as leaders.
I suggested that the difference that they would find between a young person’s faith and a mature faith is being being a TAKER and being a MAKER.
Youth Ministry finds itself within a consumerist culture – – – We need to create systems where faith becomes sustainable outside our the supports of our youth ministry efforts.
Young people need to own a call to the mission while also recognizing that they cannot fulfill that call exclusive of the community.
How will we get there…?