Matt Marino writes:
Sr. High youth are the church’s best bellwether. They have just learned to think critically and have neither the patience nor the filter to be very kind in their critique. Help your parish both listen to their voice and lead those young people toward adulthood as committed Christians in the Anglican tradition.
The five gifts Marino enumerates are: I. Love and like the youth and children; II. Help the adults to be aware of the “messages” we are sending; III Have students in big-church; IV. Worship with excellence (with sub-categories), and V. Help parents understand their need for a Christian education.