The youth group we attended last night was full and exciting-- loud music with choreographed dancing, a skit contest (which we judged), a sermon, and some other games. I imagine it's the largest youth group in town. They say their normal attendance is about 250-- larger than church attendance. They have a host of teenage leaders who also lead cell groups in their homes on Wednesday nights. Pretty exciting stuff.
At the end of the night, Tim had a meeting with the university students (remember, "youth" group is more like 10-30 yrs old). This pastor has worked on universities in the past and is excited about the prospect of raising up leaders among these students to lead a university-specific home group and also perhaps to run Alpha on some of the university campuses next spring. His enthusiasm is encouraging!