simply run a youth ministry by having the same type of meetings and activities as the adults. Youth should be involved in all the main meetings of the church, but they also need to have their own unique smaller group with activities, materials and studies geared exclusively to their age. This should be done in Sunday school as well as youth meetings. I hope this newsletter will give you ideas so that you will be inspired to come up with your own that fit your situation. Island youth have special needs. For instance, they need to be able to study the Bible but also ask many questions. Since their
personalities are still in development, they need help with issues in relationships. Youth get bored easily so it is usually a good idea to come up with fun activities. Young people have a lot of energy that need not be wasted, but can be put to use in such a way as to assist the ministries of the church. Above all, teach your youth sound doctrine and the importance of prayer. Don't neglect the treasure you have in your young people. >
Missionary Sandy Simpson is an evangelist and editor of Pacific Waves Newsletter.
This issue is primarily about youth ministry. I want to encourage pastors and Christian workers who receive this newsletter to support your youth groups. It is important to realize that youth have many unique needs apart from adults. I think it is a mistake to