My favorite show on television would have to be Mythbusters. It just pushes all of the right buttons (science, knowledge, urban legends, blowing stuff up, power tools, you know the guy things). So I was sitting her sort of half watching a rerun and thought, what would a youth ministry mythbusters look like? What are some of the big Myths about youth ministry that we could debunk or prove to be true? Here are a few off the top of my head, add your own if you would like.
Myth One: Big, cooler, louder youth ministries attract more students
Myth Two: Modern students aren’t interested in absolute truth
Myth Three: Youth ministries should be segregate from the rest of the church
Myth Four: Student leaders are the key to a thriving youth ministry
Myth Five: High school students should be encouraged to engage in in-depth discipleship
These last two are actually some that I would like to study. I have heard good and bad points on both sides. I remember reading in some youth specialties book about how high school students weren’t ready to dive into deep discipleship like they are in college. (I may be wrong on my source) So any other ideas?