Only 10 percent of church teenagers become world-changing disciples. Why is the senior pastor the only one who adequately can address this crisis? Because some of the adults who have the greatest impact on teenagers are spiritually shallow. Church teenagers don't have a case of Moral Therapeutic Deism because the pizza got cold, but because some adults have a case of MTD.
Some of the most needed reformations involve systemic change that will ripple through the entire congregation. Even the brightest and most influential youth pastor cannot lead such change alone.
Only the senior pastor can take the lead with a full reformation in youth ministry.
If he doesn’t, he likely will witness waves of successively shallow and impotent believers.
If he does, he likely will witness teenagers, families, and future generations of his church carrying the aroma of Christ and impacting the world for the glory of God.