I have to brag on our 20 and 30 somethings a little. Saturday we had a devotional with record attendance (50) and Sunday we had volleyball on the beach after AM worship and had about 35 show up. What I am most proud about is I had absolutely nothing to do with planning these events. They planned it, they lined it up, they organized it, and we broke records.
Our Sunday morning Bible class is working through Dan Kimball’s They Like Jesus But Not the Church material. The material is open and honest. It asks tough questions. But the thing is these young people relate to it. They know people just like the people in the interviews and they want to reach out to them but don’t always know how. This material opens the door for those conversations to start and to examine our own insulation from the world. It encourages us to make better contacts outside of the church and love people because people are important to God. Kimball encourages us to change the world’s stereotypes about Christians and I find it very refreshing. We also showed the Cardboard testimony video (below) to get people ready for DVD Session 2. The cardboard testimony video is so powerful because it reminds us that none of us are perfect and that God really can make a difference in people’s lives.
Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!