I was wondering this morning what I blogged about a year ago today. Here is a post from a year ago today.
I just thought about this a bit ago.
I was standing in the church talking with a dad who had grounded his boy from youth group the week before. I asked him, "Why did you ground "Johnny" from church?" He looked puzzled. He said, "I didn't I grounded him from youth group." I asked, "Isn't youth group church?"
You could almost see the light bulb come one over his head. He had an "Aha!" moment. Then dad told me he wouldn't do that again.
I have actually had parents say to me:
"I'm grounding her from youth group because it's fun."
"Youth group is just a game time."
Which leads me to wonder . . .
Parents out there around world. . .
When was the last time you attended your son or daughter's youth group to see what it is all about? Slide in the back of the room and see what is happening. Of course if you want to make your kid melt into their seat barge in real loud and sit in the front row. :)
Youth leaders out there around the world. . .
Is your youth group a "game time"? Have you invited your parents to participate, even just pay a visit?
Just to add to the post from a year ago. Not long ago I had my first set of parents come check out youth group a couple of weeks when they were new to our church. They asked me if it was ok. OK? You know it is and I wish more parents did this with their church's youth group gatherings, not just at our church but at churches everywhere. Perhaps some would discover that youth group is church and that they themselves could get involved in helping out.