Here is a fancinating article about the current teenage generations passion to be involved...
Generation Y gets involved
Along with the web-site are some more links that bring to light characteristics and qualities of Generation Y.
In the article we read about students who are becoming actively involved in the causes of their world. They are active in issues of AIDS, poverty, education, the enviroment, etc.
My question is this: In light of this article what would our student's ministry look like if we became actively involved in the things that students are already concerned and involved with. What if our student's ministry created opportunities to lead our city in cleaning our enviroment? What if our student's ministry created opportunities to redeem someone from poverty? What if our student's ministry created opportunities to collect and distribute resources to single mothers, orphans and prisoners.
This is the student ministry I want to be apart of. I do not want to be a youth pastor who becomes a social planner. While I love hanging with student's at Six Flags, or the high school football game, I want to be about something more than recreation.