Published: 11 months ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)

 

To attract young people to your church, you’ve got to be warm. Not cool.

(via @washingtonpost, HT @drmoore) Hospitality > laser shows.

So many churches pour money and energy into flashy worship services meant to make teenagers and young adults think that church is cool.

But it turns out cool isn’t what young people want. Forget the rock-band vibe and the flashing lights. Warm is the new cool.

For our book “Growing Young,” we researched more than 250 congregations. When we spoke to more than 1,300 young churchgoers, ages 15 to 29, they told us what they want: authenticity and connection.

 

A Rant About Leadership and Planning

(via @tonymorganlive) Allow me to take a moment to back up the “Like Truck” and dump ’em all out on this article. (I scheduled the “Like Truck” five weeks ago and it’s due to arrive in 3…2…)

When someone uses their gifts of wisdom and teaching, we’re bound to hear an “Amen.” People will line up to express gratitude for their having brought biblical truth and life application.

When someone uses their gift of prayer, we wait expectantly on God to respond.

When someone uses their gifts of mercy and serving, we’re quick to recognize the selfless act of compassion for others.

When someone uses their gift of evangelism, we celebrate with them when someone hears the Gospel message and accepts Christ.

But when someone uses their gifts of leadership and administration, some people are bound to oppose it.

 

Southwest Flight Attendant Makes Announcements as Looney Tunes Characters

(via @premiumfunny) Hats off to this guy for making plain plane announcements fun again.

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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