The presence of youth ministry (and youth ministers) gives us the chance to see the future.
When is the last time you asked a high school minister about the trends he or she sees?
What’s happening now in high school – with personalities, preferences, abilities, spirituality, theology, etc. – will be happening in college soon enough. Fads won’t be around in a year or two, but trends may last for a decade or more. And some of those approaching changes to the collegiate landscape will probably be pretty drastic.
Good thing we have the inside scoop now, if we’ll ask for it.