Having grown up in the church I have seen many highs, and many lows. The main thing about today's youth culture in churches is lack of preparation. Many of today's youth pastor's worries are about the amount of people in their youth group. It is a pride thing, they want the most students in their church than the other ones. However, many youth pastors are not prepared when it comes to a lesson plan. Many times it is a last minute effort to put something together for the kids. I believe that if youth pastors really put effort into their lessons, their ministry will be more effective. The kids will be better off having a well-prepared lesson, than the most kids in the church. Youth groups need to focus on the Word of God, rather than the attendance. Youth groups can be very effective ministries if they are well-prepared and well organized.