Youth Pastor Under Scrutiny After Same Eight Students Get Saved at Camp Three Years In A Row
Tyler, TX - Members at Twin Oaks Baptist Church are questioning the direction of their youth ministry after the annual "Youth Summer Camp report" this past Sunday night. The initial excitement over the eight profession's of faith turned to confusion and then more than a little frustration after they realized that the same eight kids were "saved" at camp the year before.
And the year before.
"Some of their talking points were recycled from year to year," noted Deacon Larry Holmes. "Once I realized that these kids were using the exact same, meaningless phrases like "asked Jesus into my heart" and "felt it all slip away," my radar went up. And sure enough..."
With trust in their youth department now broken, many members are wondering if any of the reports of great things from the youth ministry can be trusted. "Did that young man really surrender to the ministry last year," asked long-time member Marry Hibbert. "And did little Johnny Bowman really stuff 48-marshmallows into his mouth playing Chubbt Bunnies at the last lock-in? Or were those made up, too?"