As part of the Body of Christ, to see that every young person in every people group in every nation has the opportunity to make an informed decision to be a follower of Jesus Christ and become part of a local church
Our vision is to see young people make decisions to be lifelong Christ followers. However, before we get to the point where they make that decision, our role is to help the process, building a platform that will present the opportunity to be Christ followers. God is the one who saves young people. The responsibility of youth ministry is ensuring their hear about it, and allow God to do the rest.
This is the heart of youth ministry: creating opportunities for young people to be Christ followers and challenging them to live lives totally surrendered to Him. This includes showing them how to live and helping them grow. The opportunities we create for all this are very important. They form the basis for all the above.
For “Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.” But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? – Romans 10:13-14
One of the implications of this is, we must be careful that we present opportunities that encourage young people to surrender their lives to Christ. The responsibility of youth ministry is that we create opportunities for the young people to hear of Christ’s love and life. Opportunities must be created. It could be taking rows out of your youth gatherings and making circles. It could be engaging young people in a more relaxed context.
Whatever you do, make sure that your activities or programming are creating opportunities for the young people to meet Christ. All endeavours are useless if their goal is not to create opportunities for young people to follow Christ.