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February 02, 2006

Youth program focus

When we think about setting up youth programs in churches we immediately think social activities with lots of fun and high energy. But in Wollongong, a survey of youth in the region came up with a different focus: spirituality.

In their surveys, 'spiritual focus' scored 87 votes, compared with social activities (20 votes) and social action (justice and peace - 21 votes).

Makes you wonder whether we are reading our young people well enough in our churches, or whether our expectations are often too low. Which is not to say that good social activities aren't important, but to question whether they need to be the number one priority.

Posted by gary at February 2, 2006 10:02 AM

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