I’m really wrestling in my head with how the integration of a youth work into a wider church should work. Especially in my context of a large youth work it’s easy not to bother with integration, but I think we fail the young people in two ways if we don’t bother:
- They miss out on the wider context of church and inter-generational friendships.
- They struggle to move from the bubble of youth work into the wider church.
So how do we make it happen, is it about the way we programme Sundays, or is it special projects such as mission and justice events, or is it about relationships and mentoring.
How do you integrate the youth work into the wider church in your ministry?