Great word as always Seth! My heart breaks when I think of the many years I spent as a youth pastor desiring to experience the Kingdom for myself let alone my students, and yet could not find it anywhere in the churches I served in. When the system is broke we have to trust that God can and does lead us into something better. As I’ve seen God lead us on our own kingdom journey I am beginning to see and realize the truths you spoke of brokeness and abandonment to Jesus as essential to faith and life with Jesus, anything less is simply not what Jesus is calling us into.
Have you seen anything out there where families are experiencing kingdom journey’s together, or a community of multiple families are discipling their children together in the Kingdom realities. Part of our Kingdom Journey has found us leading our own tribe, our hearts desire is to see parents faith so active in everyday life that it naturally is modeled for their children / teens where youth ministry is not necessary.