In student ministry, Jesus and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly. The era of “youth ministry” is slowly fading, and the era of discipleship making needs to make its voice heard.
It’s nothing new that we live in a consumeristic, media-driven, fast-paced society that likes to have the newest, biggest, and coolest the moment it’s available. We’re always looking to obtain the next big thing, and I cannot help but wonder if we are doing this very thing in the way we view Christianity, the church and Jesus.
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1. It’s getting too big.
When any church is faithful in their strive to fulfill “The Great Commission,” you can’t help but expect lives to be changed, and church growth to inevitably take place. To leave a church based off growth, is to simply deny an opportunity to praise God’s hand upon it. This isn’t to say that all church growth is ordained by the hand of God, but I would hinder anyone from making a decision to leave one based off attendance.