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Posts Tagged “Youth”
Jan 31 2010
Dec 30 2009
I am supposed to “go to church.” Good Christians do.
The problem is I’ve been bored sick with the messages I hear at any church for years now. I’ve spent a lot of time and energy feeling bad about that. I suspect that this expenditure of heart resources has been a waste – maybe I shouldn’t feel bad. Maybe I’m not the problem.
You see, in my heart I have a deep longing to have impact. I want to do.
And I don’t mean that I want to do the few things that will make the church or pastor feel successful. (Show up, tithe, sign up for the church’s programs, etc.) There is nothing wrong with those things, but they don’t scratch the itch. I suspect I am not alone in this.
I have an “internal itch” that “going to church,” local evangelism, conferences, or even “worship” time will never scratch. Especially if those things aren’t pointed decisively towards dominion.
I have a problem. I want to change the world!
In my case that means traveling, teaching, discussing, debating, writing, thinking (i.e. World Missions). For some it might be running a business, painting a picture, writing a song, or being an athlete.
Is the church a place to go focus on heaven for a while so you can survive your week? Or is it a place of connecting with other world-changers and getting equipped, charged and prepared to take over??
Bojidar Marinov has written an excellent article over at AmericanVision that I think you should read and consider, especially if you are in church leadership. Go read it, then come back and tell me what you think! 🙂
Here is a sample:
It’s an inspiring article. I hope you enjoy it. I hope it causes us to change something!
It’s time for a change!
Dec 29 2009
An encouraging brief post from someone who has hope:
I find that the whole feel in our culture right now is pessimistic and negative. It is like a slime in the air that one can never quite get off of oneself. Christians seem lost in this as well.
We need people who see the brightness in the future that God can do! I need this.
Why not head over to Josh’s site and leave a comment thanking him for being an optimist?