“Here’s the question you must ask yourself about the effectiveness of your youth ministry: Will your students stand firmly for Christ long after they have left the protective environment of your youth ministry?

We’re not in the business of running successful youth groups. We’re not called by Jesus to build large numbers that will impress people. We are called by Christ to produce ‘fruit that will last’.

Those teenagers that got all excited at the last camp that you ran…will they be standing strong for Christ in five years —10 years—50 years time?”

~ Tim Hawkins