|Over 16,000 students gathered for Worship of our God|
We didn't have the opportunity to attend the main sessions or breakouts due to the massive amount of students, but we did hear some of what the kids were saying and I can attest to the fact this generation is ready for God! My faith in the future church has been restored. It may not look like what we think 'traditional' church should like, but what does the church look like anyway? There is nowhere in the bible where it says the church should be in a building with a steeple and stained glass windows. In fact, it was quite the opposite. They met in each others homes, outside...wherever they were is where Jesus met them.
Isn't that how we should be? We, as Christians, should be meeting these students (and other non-believers) where they are not where we think they should be. We can stand in our pretty churches every Sunday and hold the doors open, but they won't come in. We can try to entice them with programs, classes, etc. but if we aren't willing to go to them they will not come to us.
This is not my grandma's world anymore. It is technically driven. It is ME driven. It is 'give me all the lights and sound that I can take' driven. That is where we have to give up our 'traditions' and be willing to change. Not change the message...never that....but how it is presented. This generation is hungry for Him...hungry to make a difference...if we show them Jesus they are more than ready to respond to Him.
|Not my wrist :-)|