Mark Riddle in his blog today listed 31 things that we have come to accept in youth ministry. As I read through this list, I do see this in American youth ministry today. This has to change. I’m sure this list is not exhaustive. I would love to hear from you. What do you agree with, what don’t you agree with, what needs to be added to the list (I’m sure it isn’t exhaustive), what dissapoints you the most and so forth. The statements in bold are what dissapoint me the most with the current view of youth ministry
1. Youth pastor turnover- That a youth pastor will only stay for a short time.