From Life in Student Ministry:
"Is the role of the youth pastor in the church to: 1. Be the center gear in the youth ministry who is responsible to keep the ministry's other gears turning? 2. To help the church fulfill its calling to minister to teenagers? And you can't say both because if you understand the implications to their fullest extent, they're opposing ideas. ... The difference is not merely a structural one nor solely a functional one ..."
Read the whole blog entry here.