How did you feel about youth ministry/groups/outreach when you were young? How do you feel about it as you age?
As a young person I took for granted the many opportunities for fellowship with my peers. I was concerned about watered downness and yearning for authenticity. I hoped I would find it in adult programs instead and worried there was too much emphasis on the youth and not enough for everyone else.
Now that I am older I do not feel there is too much emphasis on youth ministry. I see the importance we all have in helping them mature and discern their vocations.