Past Hurts..

“So many people have been hurt by the institution of church or if you mention the word ‘church’ they associate it to a negative experience”

Its awful to have to say, but we have a stack of friends and acquaintances that are no longer attending church due to the pain and heartache it has caused in there life. We have found causes to range from; traumatic circumstances, forms of spiritual abuse, lack of acceptance, neglect or even simple  misunderstandings. Whatever the cause, these people are now no longer associating themselves with church their walk with God has been severely affected. The most interesting discovery is that most of these people are strong committed Christians and have had a history of being heavily involved in the church.. so whats going wrong? Are there people in your life that are following the same path..? Is there a pattern occurring.. whats changing in church communities to cause this?

Would love to know your thoughts…

Behind The Curtain

Behind The Curtain
 
Craig Groeschel

http://www.lifechurch.tv/watch/behind-the-curtain/1
 
The Church… It stretches far beyond what you see. It accomplishes more than we dreamed was possible. And the part you play? It’s bigger than you realize. We’re taking an inside look at LifeChurch.tv to show you the difference you’re making in the world. Join us as we step Behind the Curtain.

Let me know your thoughts on what a church should really stand for? Do you agree?

Youth Ministry – Are youth abandoning the faith?

Article Topic:
Youth Ministry

Article Link:
http://www.dividedthemovie.com/

Are the youth of his generation are abandoning the faith. Young filmmaker, Philip Leclerc, sets out on a journey to discover the truth about modern youth ministry, with this question in mind: “Is it an issue with the church, the kids, the parents?”

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