I believe Big Fun is still in style. Here’s what I mean . . .
In many of the youth ministry circles I travel in there seems to be a growing wave of opinion that the days of big, fun, programmed youth ministry are over. To take students and run them around a gym, coaxing them into embarrassing, gross, silly, and most of all fun games is no longer in vogue or relevant. The logic seems to be that today’s teenagers have no taste for goofing off.
The argument I often hear is that these are young adults who care more about lofty ideas than they do simple-minded and immature pursuits.
I believe that all Christians should lean into the pursuit of deep concepts. And I think this is something we should definitely lead our students into. I simply don’t believe that the pursuit of a deeper faith and goofing off are mutually exclusive.
What if students aren’t the ones changing? What if it’s us?