Listen to this great podcast by Rev. Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc. as he interviews Brian Cosby, the author of Giving up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry from an Entertainment Culture.
"A ministry of entertainment gimmicks continues to cater and succumb to those low expectations."
I wish many of our Lutheran pastors, youth directors, elders and teachers possessed this Presbyterian minister's insights on what makes an effective ministry.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.