Friday night may the a youth ministry opportunity hiding in plain sight. I’ve spent most of my career religiously avoiding programming on weeknights, as both students and parents in the contexts I’ve worked have affirmed repeatedly that there is just too much going on, what with school work, band practice, soccer, and all the rest, not to mention time families want to spend together.
So it’s been Sunday. It has also, though, been Friday and Saturday with some regularity, right? What else is a retreat? What else is a lock in?
Somebody asked why we don’t invite students to gather on Friday nights, and I didn’t have a good answer.