Searches googling for "Youth group names" and "youth ministry names" are the biggest single source of new hits that Youthblog gets! How Bizarre is that? I am staggered that these far outweigh searches for any other (and more) important avenue of youth ministry! I don't believe the teenagers will ever think,
"Hey that programme has a cool name, I'll go along and check it out!"
I'm still haunted by some of the truly cheesily acronymed names that I stumbled across for a previous blog.I stand by my call for a vision not a name to form the group and then for the young people to run with the creative part. Spent some of my idle thinking time today mentally playing with the Cheesy name thing. Just in case anyone was tempted to go down the Crass Acronym route I decided to think up a few. I thought it might work as a kind of vaccination, that is, in being exposed to a small but active part of the disease it might prevent future contamination!
NERDY: New Encounters, Really Disipling Youth
YUCK: Youth Under Christs Kingdom
IMPACT:Inernational Ministry Promoting Calvinistic Teens
CHEESY: Christs Hotspot, Evangelising Energising Societies Youth
Actually I think that these are not as bad as some actual ones I've seen. As ever I took things too far and thought of, Faithfully Urging Christian Learning! (It would have been Christian Knowledge but I chickened out!)