Recently, a friend of mine tackled this question on his blog. I thought his response nailed it so much that I asked for his permission to repost it on my site - exactly as it appears on his site. As you read this post from Ben Kerns at Average Youth Ministry, ask yourself this question: Is the future of professional youth workers secure? You decide! Check it out:
There has been some discussion lately among some of my youth ministry friends about the future of our profession. There seems to be another round of shots fired across the bow at youth ministry and the professionals that lead these ministries. Sticky Faith, Family Based Ministries, and people with axes to grind continue to lay the decaying faith of adolescents and young adults squarely at the feet of us professionals and the failed models we are propping up.