Sunday, June 15, 2008

Breakout Session Three: Pop Goes the Church (Tim Stevens- Granger Community Church)

This session was my continuing ed for our eleventh hour service. Granger community church is at the forefront of leveraging culture in their services and Tim Stevens is a master at this.

We must accomplish the mission of God in our community- Tim Stevens

Most churches aren't impacting their culture yet spiritual interest is at an all time high.
86% of people today don't connected increased spiritual interest with church involvement.
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish. John 1:14 MSG

A learning for me from this session was there we could do more of this while still being Sunset. I was really grateful for the following practical apps from Tim.

- Use Pop culture to package a topic and attract a crowd
- Use pop culture to get people thinking or laughing (break down walls)
- use pop culture to provide a new interpretation for a popular cultural element. (so that when they see it in their real life, it refers back to a spiritual learning or experience).
- use pop culture to encourage people, highlight those who make ministry happen, make a difference.
Here's an example... this is nuts!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

;-) !!!!
Debbie Stewart

Anonymous said...

WOW loved the musical comedy, what talents. All for free no less:) Granny

Kathleen Fraser said...

omg that is crazy amazing!!!! :-)