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    Those are the things I think will make a difference with our youth.

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    For a few seconds the title of this thread made me think about spambots, until I saw who created it.





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      Originally posted by Chrawnus View Post
      For a few seconds the title of this thread made me think about spambots, until I saw who created it.
      Same here. Was expecting to see a post about Synergy, Transparency, and Sustainability.

      So Teal, is this in reference to the thread about Youth Groups?

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        Sorry about that. It was late and I started writing the post w/o realising Iin was in the title line.

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        • #5
          Yes. I am working on my talking points as well as getting a better feel for the position. I plan to talk to my pastor about doing something with our youth in the interim.

          I'm considering teaching the Mayberry course ~what do y'all think?

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          • #6
            Teenagers are seeking too much peer-validation and social media feeds that way too much. My family was at an amusement park this past weekend and we noticed how much the pre-teen and early teen girls had extra weight on their tummies. More so than a decade ago. It seems that teens are too busy "connecting" and not taking the time to actually get out and go.
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            • #7
              In a 24/7 entertainment world I think it's a mistake to try to beat an entire industry. Unlike us, their entertainment needs are sated ~ they have little desire for what entertainment the church can provide.

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                Originally posted by Teallaura View Post
                In a 24/7 entertainment world I think it's a mistake to try to beat an entire industry. Unlike us, their entertainment needs are sated ~ they have little desire for what entertainment the church can provide.
                I disagree but suspect we may not be using the same definition of "entertainment". I loved our little dodgeball/four square games that we played before youth group, mainly because of the social aspect of it. The reason I don't think this is what you have in mind is because that was hardly the "main point" of youth group; it was what we did to socialize before or after, and socialization is an important aspect of the youth group.

                If you're playing it up as the main draw of a youth group, of course, you're right, that's not going to do well.
                "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                  Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                  I disagree but suspect we may not be using the same definition of "entertainment". I loved our little dodgeball/four square games that we played before youth group, mainly because of the social aspect of it. The reason I don't think this is what you have in mind is because that was hardly the "main point" of youth group; it was what we did to socialize before or after, and socialization is an important aspect of the youth group.

                  If you're playing it up as the main draw of a youth group, of course, you're right, that's not going to do well.
                  *emphasis mine

                  This is what I had in mind. Not 'never play ever' - that's stupid. But so is glorified baby sitting.

                  I already found directions for making lawn dominoes - I soooo wanna try that one! But only as something to do together - not the reason they come.

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