The church today does not expect what it ought to from children or their parents, and this can be attributed, at least in part, to a flawed concept of youth ministry. This need not, and should not, be so. Brief but striking, this booklet traces the historical origins of present-day youth ministry and sifts through the people and ideas that contributed to its development. It also provides an honest, biblical starting place for discussing the nature and purpose of youth ministry. Above all, the intent of this booklet is to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.