Is the UMC really committed to young people’s ministries?

By Mike Ratliff

Almost every article written or speech given in the leadership arenas of our church includes a statement on the need to engage young people in ministry and leadership. Is this because the church is responding to God’s call to make disciples of young people and provide room for them to join our mission to make disciples and transform the world? Or is it because we know that without younger people, the church is doomed to wither away into oblivion in the not-so-distant future?

To read the rest of Mike Ratliff’s commentary in the United Methodist Reporter, click HERE