God values the young people in our church and in our community. Wopsle takes Student Sunday to explore how we are called to engage with them and help them to feel truly seen!
How Do We Engage Young People
November 24, 2019 | Wopsle
Comfort is the enemy of progress. // P.T. Barnum
Acts 17:16 NIV
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.
How do we engage young people?
Acts 17:22 NIV
Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious.
We start by SEEING young people.
Acts 17:23a NIV
For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god.
We need to WALK AROUND and LOOK at what they engage in.
Acts 17:23b NIV
So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.
We must PROCLAIM the Gospel to the next generations.
Acts 17:24-28 NIV
The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’