|From New York City's Teen Pregnancy Campaign|
Here at CPYU, we promote a three-fold response to cultural realities. First, as followers of Christ we are called to be prophetic. We are to know, understand, live, and teach God's order and design in every square inch of life. This prophetic presence will salt and illuminate a world struggling with advancing decay and darkness. Second, as followers of Christ we are called to be preventive. We must deliberately endeavor to instruct our children in ways that will equip them to steer clear of dangerous choices while speeding towards following God's will and God's way for their lives. Finally, as followers of Christ we are called to be redemptive. Not a day will go by when we encounter those within the church and without the church who mess up. This includes our very selves. How will we work to restore individuals, to bring hope and healing to difficult situations, or to bring positive outcomes consequences of poor decisions?
If you're a youth worker or parent, take some time to read the report. Then do some strategizing. . . prophetic, preventive, and redemptive.