Friday, August 28, 2009

Mobilizing Teenagers to Share the Gospel with Every Teenager They Know

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The Purpose of doing what I do!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hebrews Meets Star Wars

I saw this on Chris Davis' Youth Ministry Geek Blog. Someone took the beginning of the book of Hebrews and made it into an opening scroll from a Star Wars movie. Wish I was teaching out of Hebrews this week! I would definitely find a spot to share the amazing creativity. Enjoy the intro from "Long, Long Ago!"
10 (Mythical) Reason Not to Go to Church with (Real) Responses
from "The Mancode"

Reason #1: Everybody in church is a hypocrite.
(No, everybody in church isn't a hypocrite, and your own negativity doesn't make it a reality.)

Reason #2: The church doesn't meet my needs.
(Lots of people in the church are trying hard to meet your needs. Are you looking past these folks or for them?)

Reason #3: Church takes up too much time.
(Sure church takes time. But so does watching the Golf Channel, the NFL, NASCAR, and American Idol. And which is more important?)

Reason #4: They're always asking for money.
(No, they're not always asking for money. And besides, if every guy gave what he should give, the church wouldn't need to ask for money.)

Reason #5: I don't like the preacher.
(The preacher is trying to get through to you. How hard are you trying to let him get through?)

Reason #6: I had a bad experience in the church.
(No place is perfect. You've had bad experiences everywhere: at work, at home, at school, and just about every place in between. But you probably didn't quit work or drop out of school at the first sign of trouble, and if you did give up, the common denominator is you.)

Reason #7: The music is too loud.

Reason #8: The music isn't loud enough.
(If so, why are you still sitting in the last pew?)

Reason #9: The Sunday School classes are boring.
(Your church obviously needs a few more good teachers. By the way, when was the last time you taught?)

Reason #10: Someone sat in my pew last week.
(Your pew? Maybe the trespasser thought is was God's pew.)