Great quote from another youthwork book I’m reading at the mo:
The ancient world knew nothing of the ‘teenager’, and Eli bringing up Samuel in the temple must be virtually the only biblical account of a ‘youth worker’. If that really was the forerunner of our youth groups, it is particularly encouraging. It has one member, who keeps falling asleep. It has one leader, who is antique (although admittedly a valuable one), and half blind. And they meet in church, without any other facilities at all. Your group’s not so bad after all, is it?