How can we encourage our youth pastor to include the teen girls more in youth events? We have a great youth pastor, but most of the youth activities center around things the guys like to do--sports, sports, and more sports. When girls do attend, he just hangs out with the boys and basically ignores the girls. As a result, very few girls will even attend youth functions as well as the boys who are not athletic. Often he will drive the van full of teens by himself, while his wife stays home with their young children. We've pointed out the lack of adult supervision and offered to help, but he bristled and insisted he was just fine. He doesn't seem to care or realize that the church is full of other kids besides the athletic jocks. The other night we got ready for a youth event, (games and snacks) only to find that meant playing soccer in the 90-degree heat. My dd was in tears when we found out, and we decided not to go. The van left with one girl and a bunch of boys and the youth pastor, which I felt was VERY unwise for a number of reasons. How can we work with this man? We've already talked to him and he doesn't want to listen to parental suggestions. The other parents just gave up and their girls don't attend, but that's not what we want for our girls.