Episode 2: Attractional Youth Ministry

The church has long used words that may or may not translate into broader culture. Relational, Missional, Fellowship (used as a verb, as in “This is some sick fellowship we’re doing!”). And any list of church words wouldn’t be complete without “attractional.” Attractional Youth Ministry is a divisive topic in student ministry circles. It’s also a bit of a Catch-22. How do we attract students to our ministry if we’re not using laser tag and worship bands? Shouldn’t the Gospel be enough of an attraction? Does every youth activity have to be punctuated with a moment of discipleship? In this episode, Hosts Bryan Bliss and Erik Ullestad talk about getting students involved in authentic and meaningful ways, while trying to figure out if “attractional” is actually a word.