The documentary tracks a number of churches that are making a difference with the younger generation and are growing, and Connexus is one of the churches they are looking at. We haven't seen a preview copy, so we'll be tuning in tonight with everyone else.
Here's some background before you watching tonight. Kevin Newman and the show's producer, Karen Pinker, gave a great interview on it recently. The Globe and Mail ran a piece on the documentary last week (and called my sermons "gentle"…huh?). 100 Huntley Street did a feature piece last week, and media outlets like the Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, the Windsor Star are talking about it.
We agreed to be part of the documentary for two reasons:
- We wanted people to see a different face of the church. Many people are interested in God, they just don't think the church can help. We hope in some way, the documentary helps change people's minds about the relevance of church today.
- We believe God can and will use it. When our time on earth is done, most of us will wish we did more, not less, to share who and what Christ is. If in some small way, this is part of that, we're thrilled.
So pray with us today and tonight, and let us know what you think. We'll be watching at 10 tonight!