If you’re a junior high youth worker, be sure to check out this post from Kurt Johnston, the student ministries pastor at Saddleback Church. His post is more JHigh specific, but if you’re a high school or college youth worker, this could give you some insight into what will be coming your way in the next couple of years. Excerpt below; follow the link at the bottom for the whole thing.
Do me a favor and re-read the title of this post one more time. I believe it accurately states the current adolescent journey.
For those of us who work with junior highers, it presents a unique opportunity (challenge):
How do we help young teenagers hold onto childhood/youthful innocence while adequately preparing them for young adulthood in our culture?