Something Has Fundamentally Changed
I have had the pleasure to serve local churches as a vocational youth worker for almost 20 years. And in that time I have seen all sorts of changes in both culture and style. But what is happening among the students I am currently working with, is something altogether, totally different. The tried and true methods, theology, and practices that have served me well for so long, are having diminishing returns. While I wasn’t looking, there has been a fundamental transformation occurring within the hearts and minds of our students.
The way in which our students engage the world, their faith and each other has completely changed. The worldview of their parents and most of their youth workers is rooted in a Judeo-Christian worldview. But, our teenagers are no longer rooted in this worldview, and are coming of age in a post-Christian society.