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Let's ask the young people...

I once sat in on a church youth leaders meeting which left me a little perplexed. Issues were raised and discussed; people spoke their minds and there were some good ideas and solutions advanced which everyone agreed. The only downside was that after every issue was discussed by the team, the leader said something like ‘Let’s ask the young people what they think’.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

So the team, thinking that their evening had been given to deciding what was to happen, ended up thinking that all their plans now had to be filtered by the youth group. And it wasn’t just a small group, as all the issues had to be aired at the next youth group meeting. It left me asking who the leaders were around there.