Every group has them. Some groups collect them. They simultaneously confound us, drive us crazy, and remind us of the Image of God in every person. They are…THE AWKWARD KIDS.
There are many stripes, from the tech nerds who know everything to the sheltered ones who have never met a non-Christian to the shy wallflowers who won’t utter a sound to the autistic ones who speak in beeps (really). How do we integrate them into our youth ministry? How do we love them well? And what do they teach us about the kingdom of God, and about ourselves?
It’s all here in Episode 5, THE AWKWARD KIDS.