"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."
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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.
"Just to clarify, in my previous comment I was not implying that worldly success was of no value. It is very valuable, but while it can show wisdom in particular fields, it is not primary in showing spiritual wisdom and a willingness to love and care…"
"I agree with you that there is a significant lack of qualified/trained elders/leaders. I have found there is a significant lack of those able to discern and lead well within church leadership, and often the theory of Scripture can be left as theory…"
"Leadership is a funny subject. There are many different types and standards of leaders inside and outside the church. Sometimes it is not about who a person is as a leader but what another person as a follower is looking for in and for themselves…"