How youth ministry has changed, yet stayed the same, in 30 years “Next steps”: Young teens from Jannali Anglican’s FUSE group study the Bible at one of their weekend camps.
The early nineties couldn’t seem more different to our current age. It was a time when Terminator 2 was in cinemas, Mario and Luigi were all the rage and “The Horses’’ by Daryl Braithwaite was topping ARIA charts. Three decades later, teens
dance on Tik Tok (a video social 1 THE BIBLE IS A but how we articulate it might media platform) and aren’t sure TIMELESS ESSENTIAL vary depending on the generation. what a cassette tape does. Any youth ministry worth God’s word hasn’t changed, so Trends come and go, but there doing must have the essentials, make sure everything is based are unchanging principles that including using the Bible and on God’s word.” act as the foundation for a praying continually. These have The goal of youth ministry is faithful youth ministry. The Rev been the foundation for many to disciple youth and help them Cameron Hyslop would know faithful youth groups for years, grow more like Christ. One way – he has served as the Youth including the ones at Jannali. Mr Hyslop encourages this is by Minister at Jannali for three “This doesn’t apply just to asking teens to plan their next decades. He shares five ways youth ministry, it applies to every step after conversations and youth ministry has changed yet ministry,” says Mr Hyslop. “The considering Bible passages. “If it remained the same. gospel message doesn’t change, doesn’t translate into an action of
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