"My age group is looking for deep spiritual fulfillment. Often what we get is surface and disingenuous and I think we get that because the church thinks we are surface and disingenuous. But we aren't. You mentioned Apple in you article about how…"
"I understand, Ben. I definitely have a heart for your age group. I mourn the loss of the younger generation--not just in our fellowship, or even primarily there perhaps, but in the kingdom.
From a ministry perspective, it is hard to know what…"
"I'd like to be and have been trying a place to fit in with some difficulty, partially my own partially external. My demographic doesn't feel like a focus with the Church; It's like they don't know what to do with us."
"By the way, you can update your profile picture by clicking on the silhouette at the top right of your page. That helps us build a sense of community.
Just curious--are you a part of a church in Troy?"
"Yes! I very much like what I do.
I found the site from an article about why young people are leaving the church. I had a response prepared but didn't feel up to it a few days later, because my response would have been strongly contrarian and…"
"When God told Lot that he was going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot begged that they all be spared. Where is the compassion of Lot? I'll leave the judgement to God, and meanwhile pray that he witholds it."
May 23, 2013
Ben Skutt is now a member of Missional Outreach Network for the Missional Church
I understand, Ben. I definitely have a heart for your age group. I mourn the loss of the younger generation--not just in our fellowship, or even primarily there perhaps, but in the kingdom.
From a ministry perspective, it is hard to know what to do. You plan events for this group, and because they are mobile and have many things to do, they don't show up. Classes are not well attended. It seems like engaging in mission and service--and online--is perhaps the best way to reach and retain this group. Your thoughts? Very open to ideas.
"Hi JR! Thank you so much for getting back to me. That is pretty cool that the bus drops people off at your front door! That will help finding you guys.
- It is about an 8 hour train from Peterhead to Aberdeen, then the bus ride. I will try to get…"
Attendance at a recent Missions Resource Network benefit dinner, sparked thoughts of the religious divisions and lack of coorperation that long characterised congregtions of the churches of Christ. I was born and raised in the 40's, 50's, and 60's--more than 50 years distance from our present culture. During those times, many good practices were prevalent, chief among them a study and knowledge of scripture. Alas, knowledge does not in itself mean understanding and practice.Congregational…See More