Reinventing Youth Ministry (Again)

Reflecting on four-decade-long a career marked by wild social turbulence and remarkably creative and innovative ministry–including game-changing initiatives such as Youth Specialties and the –Wayne Rice turns his eye toward those who are to come.

What does the future of youth require of the future of youth ministry? For three-dimensional people at the greatest cusp of change in their lives, set against a backdrop of a constantly changing world, it requires youth, parents, congregations and youth workers alike to undergird the activities of their ministry with a commitment to reality–to remember that the gospel is always, ultimately, a matter of a flesh-and-blood God pouring his life into his flesh-and-blood children.