How To Make Church Exciting...

Thanks for the huge response to the previous post - now, in the same spirit, how bout we tackle this one: If everything in church was negotiable EXCEPT for the core message of Jesus Christ & the cross, what would you do to make church exciting?

12 launchings into the blogosphere....:

debi said...

didn't you mention swinging from something on sunday? that might do it.

DenDen said...

I am really enjoying church these days...but I think that someday down the road, a Saturday night service would be soooooo cool.

debi said...

we had a saturday night service at a church we used to attend. it really was cool.

JayBird said...

definitely a sat. night w/ some harder-edged music & the laying on of hands for healing. that would be exciting for me.

Murdoc said...

What makes church exciting is transformation. When broken people come to church & find Christ rather than "church" & are healed & transformed into faithful Christ followers is exciting. Also, when people realize that they have giftings & talents & are released to serve using those & enjoying it...that's pretty exciting too.

Let's see if I can come up with a top 10 list of what makes church exciting:
1. Jesus (obviously)
2. Relationships
3. Relevance
4. Authenticity
5. Growth & transformation (personal & church wide)
6. A good pastor
7. Vision for the future
8. Matt C.
9. Opportunities to serve
10. Lots of hott chicks!

Sherry said...

I also think a Saturday night service would be great in our casino town. I'd love to see Joni "speeching" with you too!!

DenDen said...

I like Jay's comment--a time of ministry.

I also would love to see a more organized altar ministry for people who make decisions for Christ. (follow up, etc.)

btw, this is Georgia but since Louie hasn't made me a "team member," I stole Dennis' i.d. and password. }:-]

Jeni said...

I also agree with Jay's comment, as well as everything that murdoc said, except the "hot chicks" part, 'cuz some of us are really just not into that sort of thing! ;)

themoses said...

i think weve got all of murdoc's list- even #. it is hard for me to separate exciting from entertaining, it would be keen though, to see more visual arts.

B. Dover said...

I think a Sat service would be cool too. I would also love to hear more sweet guitar solos during service, maybe let Duffy or Dave go off on bass and let Fradster have a good time too. I always love the music. Hot chicks, yeah, let's see how we could get that going.

Murdoc said...

Like meat said, it seems that it is difficult to differentiate exciting(enjoyable) from entertaining. If you are entertaining Scoey, you will then be a resource church & Ill call & ask for stuff.

Jeni said...

I think what make church really exciting is that we can be who we are. We don't have to hide our past mistakes because we're ashamed and we don't have to give up our unrealistic dreams because they're not practical. No matter what we've done and what we want to do in the future, we will still be loved by this family. Churches that pass judgment on others are boring/cliche/overdone.