Monday, March 9, 2009

Chaseless drifting

I pondered the effect youth-minister-less-ness has on youth and young adult numbers. Usually there is reduction... but why?

I think one of the main reasons is the lack of chase.

Without someone on your back, you can feel more comfortable to slip away. Chances are... no-one will call. There will be no wondering "where were you on Sunday/Friday."

And the longer it goes on, the more drastic it can get. As time goes on with chase-less-ness the further people can slip off into the background...

The solution? A strong lay community who support one another... and more importantly... follow up.

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