I'm looking for your thoughts on this.
Do most churches really think that younger, cooler, hipper people make better junior high youth workers or do we just think they think that?
For years, I've taught others and have been taught myself that we need to de-bunk the belief that younger = better. Is it really a commonly held belief? I'm beginning to wonder.
This last weekend at Y.S. during my junior high ministry workshop I began talking about how young most junior high youth workers are....how parents and churches think younger is better...etc. As I spoke my eyes quickly glanced across the 300+ people in the room and I noticed something: There weren't a ton of super young people sitting in the seats. My hunch is that the average age of people in the workshop was probably early 30's. Now, early 30's is certainly young in my book, but hardly the 'stereotype' that so many of us have been trying to break!
Talk to me....