Are you a time traveler. Do you live in the future and visit the past every time you go to church?
Many people do. I love the church, it’s first century church principles, but I don’t want to go back to sitting on the floor and eating falafel.
There are many time traveling Christians. They live in the 21st Century and flash back to the 1970’s, 80’s and even 90’s every Sunday and it’s killing the faith.
I used to complain about mega churches and now I’m a fan because at least they embrace technology and they believe the message is important enough and that people are important enough to do Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, and every new etc.
So many youth pastors, of my age (40 and above) have resisted technology, social media, etc. I’m not saying you have to do it but at least find a kid or a young adult who will document the journey of your ministry. I think we should also live out your faith publicly, online and off, so other teens and people in your community can see how a faith life works even with it’s ups and down.
How important is the message? How important are your students? Enough to change? Enough to learn something new?
Our ability to change, adapt, and adopt will set the pace for future generations. In fact, the future of our student’s faith depends on it.