When Christians get upset about worldly teachings being taught in schools some homeschoolers (myself included) say, "the problem is not what is being taught in public school. The problem is that there are public schools in the first place." I would say the same thing about youth groups, which are addressed in this movie. This movie highlights a youth pastor who has gone a bit too far in trying to reach the youth (by following the example of the lead pastor who goes even further than him trying to reach the congregation). The problem is not that youth programs have gone too far, the problem is that youth groups exist in the first place.
Coming from a youth group attendee who ended up being a youth intern and started out in the youth ministry program in college but ended by graduating with a Christian education degree, I learned a thing or two about this type of ministry and have concluded that it is not scriptural. Since it is not scriptural, it will not stand. This means that the problems this movie addresses in a semi-humorous tone cannot be fixed within the context it is in but by bringing the church back to focusing on the family unit as a whole, not adjusting the church to the standards of the youth.
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