I believe that worship is a lifestyle and not just a service or hour on Sunday. God calls us as Christians to worship Him because He is holy and worthy to receive praise (Psalm 145:3). Worship of God is reflecting the glory of God back to Him in response for all He is, what He has done, who He is, and what He will do. Personal private worship is important to the believer in order to have an intimate relationship with their Creator, but their corporate worship with fellow believers should be pure worship out of an overflow of their private worship of God. The Bible is the saving Word of Christ and should be the central focus of any worship leading, service or teaching. The ultimate act of worship, is the sacrifice and surrender of our lives to His will, to be completely used by Him.
I believe that youth ministry is a vital part of the church and is something that is overlooked and not invested in by local churches. Normally "youth groups" are established in churches because there are youth who are the same age and they need an organized group with an adult leader to be in charge and responsible for them. This is far from the case! Youth Ministry is so much more than that and it is more than eating pizza and playing games. It is equipping young people for ministry, growing them in the knowledge of Jesus Christ, discipling them in order for them to disciple others, and become mature spiritual believers. This statement is evidenced in Ephesians 4:11-15:
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.” Ephesians 4:11-15 (ESV).