Renewcast 14: Ministry Value #5 – ft. Holden G

Min Value 5

 

Show Notes:

Special guest Holden Ghaffary. He shares about his love for sports.

We discuss ministry value 5: “Youth will connect to the Church for life when they come to know it as more than a weekly program. The Church is a place where children, youth and adults share life experiences, which will allow them to grow into a deeper understanding of true community.”

We live in a “meh” culture. Holden shares his perspective on what motivates us. Why are we lazy?

Side conversation #1 – What would happen to our relationships with our parents if we weren’t lazy?

The main concern: This “meh” culture exists in the church too. Why? Are we just bored?

Side conversation #2 – By going to church, are kids searching for deeper answers to life, even if they don’t realize it?

Side conversation #3 – Death is scary.

So why has church become a low priority? Why is it boring instead of exciting? How do we help people see the church has value?

Ephesians 2:22, 1 Corinthians 3:9 – We are God’s building. This is a big deal.

If church is boring then, does this mean we’re missing something?

Acts 2:42-47 The early church.

In our “meh” culture, how do we get back to that?

Ministry Value #5: Overview & Resources

Overview: Let’s think about what it means to be the church. Our fifth ministry value says: “Youth will connect to the Church for life when they come to know it as more than a weekly program. The Church is a place where children, youth and adults share life experiences, which will allow them to grow into a deeper understanding of true community.” In the bible, show me where “church” means coming to a building with a steeple on it once or twice a week. Ephesians 2:22 says, “In him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.” And 1 Corinthians 3:9 says, “For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.” So the place where God resides is not in the church, but in us. The church is not where God lives, the church is a man-made institution designed for people to come together and worship God.

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