Not necessarily words that normally go together, right?I’d say it’s pretty safe to say that as a whole, we’ve really let our youth down when it comes to talking about sex at church. I’m currently on year two in my current position as Minister for Youth & Young Adults, and while we talked about sex for one month during Sunday School, that’s still only four times in over a year and a half. I wonder if they are getting information about sex from other sources throughout their weeks?Pros: The Bible says Christians should be yoked to fellow believers.If a teen is dating another Christian, there is a greater likelihood that they will remain abstinent and supportive of one another.Before seminary, I served as the Director of Youth Ministries at a small church, and I can pretty safely say that we talked about sex once. I’d guess that they hear TONS of wrong/bad/unhelpful/unsafe information about sex at school – a lot more than four times a day…Part of our problem with not wanting to talk about sex in church is that many of us aren’t quite sure what to say. Take all of our kids to a True Love Waits event and have them make the True Love Waits pledge?Cons Some people say they are Christians, but they are not necessarily Godly in their actions.Setting this rule alone can breed lying and inappropriate activities.
Young People need to set standards before they get into tempting situations because the decisions they make today will affect them for the rest of their lives! This is also a fund-raising opportunity for us that we think could be a successful addition to your church or ministry spiritual arsenal.
Introduction: Listening to all criticism, having the Nose for the News!
Youth Pastors Study, this can also be tuned into a "talk."Gossip has three breeds to it, or three different levels. The word of God is clear; gossip will corrupt the whole person!
Cons: Not all teens mature at the same rate, so even though your teen comes to that age, he or she may still not be able to handle it.
The Solution: Try using that age as a "review" age.