Mike Yaconelli as quoted by Voddie Baucham in the his book Family Driven Faith.

The youth-leader-as-savior approach, extrapolated from parachurch ministries like Young Life and Youth For Christ has generally been destructive for all concerned. Alone and segregated from the church community, youth ministers are soon exhausted. … teenagers often accept the youth minister as their personal savior but are rarely able to transfer their devotion to Jesus Christ.

For a good explanation of this read beyondbluestockings comment on this post Who’s pastoring the youth pastors?


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