Sunday, February 6, 2011

Fun is not the enemy

A great part of my job is that it is fun. Teenagers are fun. Challenging at times, but fun.

Coming out of Friday's vision...ating, fun was one word that kept popping up.

And i think that's a good thing.

Sure, if all a youth ministry had going for it is enjoyment, then their would be some significant problems. But... fun is not the enemy of spreading the gospel. You can do both. In fact, i think you should do both do the later more effectively.

Fun and laughter should be markers of the people of God. Belief and a sense of humour should not be polar opposites, but happy partners.

Any youth ministry that does not have the aim of fun in its mission statement seems, to me, to be missing a vital element.

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