It’s been 20 years since my wife and I, and two couples from our mother church launched Love Fellowship Baptist Church in Romeoville, Illinois. As we recently celebrated the church’s anniversary, I’ve been thinking about the lessons I’ve learned simply from sticking around. Here are three.
Most students who come to our student ministry enjoy their time of learning, fellowship, and growth. I find this the case with students who are regular attenders of student ministries across the country. Students enjoy being with other students and spending time with the volunteers who invest time and energy in them. However, in multiple contexts and congregations, I have noticed that students seem disinterested in the broader church.
CROSS PLAINS, Tenn. (BP) – My church is roughly 35 miles north of Green Hills in Nashville. At 10:30 on Monday morning, our lead pastor texted our staff saying something is going down at a school in Nashville. We didn’t know what at that point but we knew it may not be good.