Youth and College Ministry: is it biblical?
In the past week, I’ve been getting questions and inquiries about the legitimacy of age-segregated church from a variety of different people. I wonder if they are trying to tell me something! (ahem…”quit your job, Lazo”)
Anyway, I haven’t devoted too much attention to the questions–probably my bias as a college pastor precluding–until a recent link was sent my way. The video below is a documentary attempting to exposes the unbiblical notion of youth ministry, children’s ministry, and even college ministry. It’s fielded by some heavy hitters (Paul Washer, R.C. Sproul Jr., Chuck Bomar), and boasts that age-oriented times of teaching, study, and worship are foreign to the Scriptures, a result of paganism, and are actually the cause of the growing attrition rate between High School graduation and college.
Some of the points they make are sobering. Of course, I disagree with their conclusions, and am not ready to end Adorn anytime soon. But perhaps my bias is a liability?
I was hoping to hear your thoughts on this. I am open and ready!