Really enjoyed Mike Calhoun’s blog with a new post called Youth Pastors Are Overrated? on his blog last week. I have a ton of respect for his work over the past 40 years and after you read this clip, be sure to head there and see his final answer to the question!

So, be honest. Do you think Youth Pastors are Overrated? Do you think they get way too much attention in churches today? When I mention Youth Pastors, what comes to your mind? Is it youth camp pranks, noisy kids in the sanctuary, the inventive colors he painted the youth room with – or maybe just the strange way he dresses?

Whatever your reaction may be, perhaps you just don’t get all the fuss over this guy. After all, what does he really do? Is there a real need for this person? Would your teens be just as well off without him around? Couldn’t you save the church money if you did not have to pay him?

This brings me back to my original question, “Are Youth Pastors Overrated?” I have had the privilege of working with churches and Youth Pastors for over 40 years so I think I can answer this question with some authority. Obviously over that time I have met some who were not committed or even competent.

JG