Here are seven issues that are relevant to teenagers today. If this is a reasonably accurate list, then what does the Good News look like to young people experiencing these? What Gospel themes would you identify as being relevant to them?
Perhaps one area where the message of Jesus might touch youth such as those envisioned here would be in the area of true self-esteem, rather than the ways it is presented in society. The Christian message sees people as made in the image of God, offered redemption in Jesus Christ and being heirs to the promise of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling.
Does this list shed any light on how the church might faithfully relate to teenagers?