It is not 1985 anymore:
Back in the 80′s Young Life was the premiere organization reaching students for Christ. They were a corrective force for the church and were the key organization to completely transition how churches do student ministry. Because of the influence of Young Life, the church has been able to expand their demographic from a closed group of church kids, into youth groups that are just as missional and inviting as many Young Life Clubs.It seems that the institutional church is always slow to change and slow to change their methodologies. Since this is true, I am wondering if we are still holding on to a key ministry philosophy of Young Life had back in the 80′s.
This philosophy was simple, if you win the popular kids, the leader kids, you will win the campus. (I have no idea if this is still Young Life’s main strategy, but it used to be and was incredibly effective)