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What Young People want in church

What Young People want in church YES, YES, YES “So here are some of my thoughts about this.  Please chime in as you feel so moved. 1. Young people want innovative things in church. Now, this is going to seem to stand in direct opposition to what I said above, but bear with me.  Far too … Continue reading

To me Church is…

  To me Church is like a Wedding, a Memorial and a Grand Opening, it’s like a party, like a neighbor welcoming you in for cookies (fresh baked) and like a playground for children. It should feel like a space that can be sacred and quiet and joyful noise-y. Church should feel like there is … Continue reading

Your a millenni…

Your a millennial pastor, how do you get millennial’s to come to church? You don’t, you go out and meet them where they are and love them and serve them But how do we get them here? ::Sigh:: Its like asking an expert for advice and then ignoring it…..

Millenials, Church and perspective

Millenials, Church and perspective An insight I often give about millennial is that many people don’t search out a church (because lets face it, church shopping is a lot of work) until they feel settled. Millennial cannot feel settled because of the sociological-economic pressures of today, therefore: no church “Kinnaman said one of the key … Continue reading

‘You know those…

‘You know those moments when you are fully aware of God? That nanosecond-to-a-second fullness of time where you and the universe in it are connected and the beauty of the divine exists? Since we are only human we can only take in that immenseness for a moment in time, but that is part of why … Continue reading

Stop Everything! Its a defining Moment!!

My new definitions of spirituality and church….”I think that belief is an individual thing and faith is a group thing…personally I like to have access to both” Why do people god to church part 2 (you gotta love my defining moments ha!)

Why do people actually go to church?* (or …its like a family)

Whenever I talk to people about why they like going to church…the reasons I usually get come down to two reasons. (*Katy’s poll is totally anecdotal) What Church People are actually saying 1. Its a like a family/the relationships, etc. 2. for the kids (although that tends to be a baby boomer reason) Seldom to … Continue reading

Embodied Spirituality: (w)holistic faith and what it means

Good Examples of Embodied Spirituality tend to be as follows yoga monks working liturgical dance and Mr. Rogers (because he’s the Presbyterian Superhero of faith 🙂 Here is the Spiritual but not religious issue in sum: Christianity–more and more abstracted and spiritualized religion, emphasizing the moral lessons of the Bible, essentializing Jesus as love and … Continue reading

Sermons are Art

Sermons are art, sometimes they rock, and sometimes they don’t. Its less of a quotient of how many hours you put in, and tends to be where you are emotionally, are you feeling creative, is your imagination engaged, can you connect to your audience, is it relevant and yet provoking. I’ve always said, I wish … Continue reading

How do we get more people to come to church?

In the line of https://katyandtheword.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/a-post-about-being-post-well-post-everything/ let’s consider what the church really is!!

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