This is an excerpt from the book Creative Christian Ideas for Youth Groups by Ken Moser. Available for sale on this website.

Some youth programs are so riddled with straw (see footnote in article) that it may be time to stop, take a break, and start afresh. If you are limping along with a small number of uncommitted kids and leaders who are getting tired- it is time for a sea change. Unless you can confidently say that things are likely to improve, or that you can see real fruit in this meeting, it may be time to recreate.

For steps you must take if you wish to ‘tear down and rebuild’ read on.