Bob Hyatt: Don’t Laugh; Your Church Might Be Miley Cyrus.

Bob Hyatt wrote a great article on the problem with the attractional church called “Don’t Laugh; Youth Church Might Be Miley Cyrus.” The post appeared on the Out of Ur blog. Here’s a quick clip.

Every church should be asking “What if we…?” But they ought to be asking that question in terms of our main objectives: discipleship, equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, evangelism. Put that question to the service of those objectives and we have something powerful. Put that question to the service of “butts in pews” and all we have is spectacle.

The family model of ministry as defined by Etchea Coaching focuses on developing one another for the ministry. It’s not pragmatic, but driven by preaching the Gospel and living the Gospel in community. We hope to always get churches to see discipleship as the purpose for coming together. What will work is a short-sighted question. In the end, the Christ wins–the Gospel wins. If we live in the community that we should, it will work.

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