Humiliation in Youth Ministry
Had a discussion the other night about what we’d be militant about.
I’m pretty laid back, and wouldn’t get militant over much.
But then I thought of it.
I am militantly opposed to humiliation in the name of youth ministry. Do you know what I mean?
Like those times on retreats or mission trips, when someone loses his or her nametag? Humiliation in youth ministry says they should be made to sing or dance in front of everyone to earn to back.
That kind of thing will never again happen if I am at the event.
Had it happened to me as a youth, I would have left the church. I’ve talked to at least one person who left the church more than a decade ago for such a reason.
If you think the solution is that people should just grow thicker skin, perhaps you should read the gospels again.
Are you with me?