You want to keep them in church. For them, teens are too messy, too moody, too dramatic, too distracting, too obsessive, and too immature. The problems, sins, and struggles teens deal with are just too much. Avoid theology.
Teens and Sex: 6 Things to Remember When Teaching
Teaching as Jesus Taught: How to Engage and Inspire Teens
Rob is a veteran worship leader who has a lot of experience engaging the next generation. See you in the comments! They just have a hard time with your music. Is it even possible?
Teaching Teens the Ways of God
One topic I think we should continually address in student ministry is sex. Sex is an amazing gift that the enemy has taken and used for evil. Our students live in a culture that is saturated with sex, and the pressure to engage in sex before marriage is huge. Our culture sees sex as a recreational activity and our students are buying into that lie. Our students need to understand what sex is and how God has designed sex to take place between a man and a woman.
Picture this scene from a local youth room near you: A group of teenagers are sitting in rows listening to a speaker. Well, some of the teenagers are listening. The rest are sleeping, playing on their phones, listening to their iPods or getting up to go to the bathroom for the fourth time. When the speaker finishes, he or she asks if there are any questions. When no hands go up after five seconds, he collects his notes and sits down.