Why is youth group important? Read this letter to discover 5 key answers:
Dear Parents of Teenagers,
Thanks for all you do to invest in the life of your teenager(s). You probably feel like an Uber driver (ready to pick them up/drop them off when they call), coach (helping them perfect their sport), tutor (working with them on homework), guidance counselor (preparing them for the future), and, sometimes, a jockey (pushing them to cross the finish line…without a whip of course!)…all wrapped up in one!
That’s why, with all the insane busyness of parenting a teen, it’s easy to let youth group attendance slide off the grid. It’s tempting to think, “My kid’s just too busy for a night of hanging out with other teenagers, playing some goofy games and hearing another Bible lesson.” But why is youth group important to your kids’ faith?
Believe me when I say, I understand the temptation. As parents of a teenager (who has tons of homework, plays football, and isn’t yet old enough to drive), my wife and I are constantly under pressure to measure every event through the lenses of what matters most. And we have decided that youth group attendance must be a priority. Although we view ourselves as the primary spiritual influence of our kids, we also believe that a strong youth ministry plays a vital role in his overall spiritual development.
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Source: Church Leaders