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.)
6 Signals a Church Must Change to Survive
(via @tonymorganlive) Such good info here.
Methods have become more important than the mission.
This is when the real worship wars occur because people prioritize their own stylistic preferences above those the church is trying to reach. People dig in their heels regarding service times, Sunday school classes, programs, and events that have been around for years. Turf wars become the norm as ministries stake their claims on budget, space, staff, volunteers, and other resources.
Why We Send Students
(via @jasongaston) Two of my kids had overseas missions experience by the time they started college, and my high school freshman just returned from his first mission trip to NYC, working with a Nepali people group there. Church leaders: you need to send your students.
God has given the local church the task of being the one who will make known the manifold wisdom of God among the nations (Ephesians 3:10.) That’s why we plant churches. That’s also why our ministries among the next generation have developed a pipeline to work towards that end. And it’s happening.
Super Cafe: The Last Trailer
(via @TheHISHEdotcom) I love these videos. Love ’em.
photo credit: Jason Mathis