Starting Youth Ministry

How would you advise a church plant (less than 5 years old) to begin the process of reaching the youth of our community?

Always begin with leadership development. There is no vision that works without leadership- go find a leader to pull it off. You can’t announce you are doing or shifting something if you don’t have a leader to do it.
During the first four years at COTH the kids' pastor volunteered for free and for the first 5 years Pastor Chris lead youth and developed it personally.