Schools teaches Math, History, etc.
The military teaches discipline, leadership, and job skills
Sports teams teach sportsmanship and how to pay the game
The church teaches about God? Really? Is that all? You may say, “Isn’t that enough? Think about the job description you received when you were hired. How much of that are you fulfilling? Now, think about what you are CALLED to do. How much of that are you fulfilling? The Church, faith, overlaps every other part of society. Who we are as believers impacts schools, military, and sports teams (just ask Lin and Tebow).
What does (not has) the church produced in recent years? We can’t produce Christians because God does that, we don’t. So, what does the church produce? Can’t we produce better educated, leaders of characters with skills to impact the world around us? Why isn’t it in our job description to help kids with job skills, leadership ability, character development, and opportunities to make an impact?
Why do churches shoot so low by asking youth pastors to “run the program” ? Why do they set the bar so low? As you can see, I have more question than answers and I imagine you might have a few of your own.
How can you expand, re-write, or just toss your job description to be more effective?