Thank you so much for the input via email on our strategy document. We”ll keep working hard on it and appreciate your helpful questions.
Got another request for you. This weekend in Barrie and February 24th in Orillia, we launch a short, new series called Authentic. The bottom line of this series is to look at what we need to do to reach the under 30 generation that has walked out of church at unprecedented levels. Shauna Simmonds, an expert in youth culture and spirituality (and a twenty-something herself), will be joining me to launch week one. She brings some amazing insights. One thing Shauna and I are convinced of — the under 30s are looking for an
authentic experience of God and an authentic experience of community.
As I prepare my final draft of the message, I’d love to get your feedback on the things that turned you off of church when you were younger (or even today). What made (or makes) the church inauthentic for you? What don’t you like? What prevented you from coming or made you not want to come back? What prevented the Christian experience from being "real" to you? I’d love to hear your stories and insights.
So, fire away. Over to you!
(P.S. This would be a great series to invite your disillusioned-about-church friends to — especially the under 30s in your life!)