europe: November 18, 2013

Visitation - The secret of youth work

In spring Karsten Hüttmann and Bernd Pfalzer, two travelling secretaries of the German Youth Federation for Christian Endeavor (GYFCE), visited in 44 days 44 local CE societies. They wanted to find out: What makes a local CE group effective? Preliminary results of the research are: Proper balance of the three areas of relations: Personal relationship with God, relations with each other and relations with the world around. The following points have been found with well functioning CE youth groups: - Youth needs space: Space for their own culture, their own form, their own style - Youth needs relationships: Good fellowship in the group, good integration and a sound link with the local church - Youth needs people who pray for them - Youth work needs awareness of and zeal for mission - Youth work needs consistency - Youth needs Jesus - Jesus needs youth - Youth work needs appreciation and acceptance - Youth leads youth

Sounds pretty much like what was important for Rev. Dr. F.E. Clark, isn't it?

November 18, 2013, 15:35 h by From an article by Jörg Maushake in the German CE .