This sort of came up in another thread in another forum. Plus as a Youth Director for my Church I'm curious what y'alls opinions/ideas are on the subject. I don't strive to do any outreach for my youth group. I'm the Director and have two Assistants (1 for Sr High & 1 for Jr High). We have monthly activities (Friday or Saturday) and once a quarter one of these activities is an actual work day at the Church. We have bi-monthly Teen only Bible Study (Fridays) and have AWANAs for both Sr. High & Jr. High groups. (For the Record I'm taking more and more issue with AWANAs at least for Teens...too much compromising...that was extra just for y'all ) I don't focus on bringing in outside groups, other churches or even visitors. Now I encourage my young people to bring visitors if they want and have invited young people to our activities. We train them in soulwinning and have Bible memorization contests to help with boldness and testimony. But I have no desire to have a large youth group at least not one bigger than my Sunday School classes. Should we have a focus on youth outreach to bring in visitors and as such focus our activities/meetings on what will draw these visitors in? Or should we focus on just providing clean controlled activities for our Church/Saved young people to disciple them more and to keep them from outside influences? So what is your opinion on this.