Youth ministry often focuses on building relationships between youth ministers and adolescents. But to what end? A relationship designed to influence the other is no relationship and is unworthy of Christ. In a true relationship Christians must be willing fully to share the place of another.
Word & World
Root, Andrew. “Reexamining Relational Youth Ministry: Implications from the Theology of Bonhoeffer.” Word & World 26, no. 3 (2006): 269–76.
Root, Andrew, "Reexamining Relational Youth Ministry: Implications from the Theology of Bonhoeffer" (2006). Faculty Publications. 170.