My congregation is trying to engage the 20 and 30-somethings in conversation about God. This group is mostly absent from Church. I would like to hear from you if you have insight about why you're not interested in "Church". If you under 40, I especially want to hear from you....

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where do you want to meet?

Shane Speal said:
I can't move to Kansas...and I have a call of my own to work on. However, if you'd like to spend a little time together in chat every morning as a bible study/devotional, I could really use that right now.

shane
Wow, cool!

I'm spending some devotional time every morning between 9am-10:15 (which would be 8:00-9:15 in your time zone). If that time is ok (or if you have another time period in mind) we could meet in the Nation chat room - there's an option for private chat.

Quite honestly, I'd personally like to hear some of the things that inspired you to pastor a church. I need some leadership inspiration myself!
shane

Wichita Sam said:
where do you want to meet?

Shane Speal said:
I can't move to Kansas...and I have a call of my own to work on. However, if you'd like to spend a little time together in chat every morning as a bible study/devotional, I could really use that right now.

shane
OK,

Can we start this Friday? I have a Men's breakfast tomorrow at 8:00a I'll meet you there and we can drop into a side room.

blessings,

Sam



Shane Speal said:
Wow, cool!

I'm spending some devotional time every morning between 9am-10:15 (which would be 8:00-9:15 in your time zone). If that time is ok (or if you have another time period in mind) we could meet in the Nation chat room - there's an option for private chat.

Quite honestly, I'd personally like to hear some of the things that inspired you to pastor a church. I need some leadership inspiration myself!
shane

Wichita Sam said:
where do you want to meet?

Shane Speal said:
I can't move to Kansas...and I have a call of my own to work on. However, if you'd like to spend a little time together in chat every morning as a bible study/devotional, I could really use that right now.

shane
that would be awesome

Wichita Sam said:
OK,

Can we start this Friday? I have a Men's breakfast tomorrow at 8:00a I'll meet you there and we can drop into a side room.

blessings,

Sam



Shane Speal said:
Wow, cool!

I'm spending some devotional time every morning between 9am-10:15 (which would be 8:00-9:15 in your time zone). If that time is ok (or if you have another time period in mind) we could meet in the Nation chat room - there's an option for private chat.

Quite honestly, I'd personally like to hear some of the things that inspired you to pastor a church. I need some leadership inspiration myself!
shane

Wichita Sam said:
where do you want to meet?

Shane Speal said:
I can't move to Kansas...and I have a call of my own to work on. However, if you'd like to spend a little time together in chat every morning as a bible study/devotional, I could really use that right now.

shane
Sam, hope you still wanna chat in the morning. I'm gonna need your advice on some spiritual things... Lots of shake-up lately.

Monday morning?
absolutely,,,,, 8 my time, 9 yours....

Shane Speal said:
Sam, hope you still wanna chat in the morning. I'm gonna need your advice on some spiritual things... Lots of shake-up lately.

Monday morning?
Thanks...big time.

Wichita Sam said:
absolutely,,,,, 8 my time, 9 yours....

Shane Speal said:
Sam, hope you still wanna chat in the morning. I'm gonna need your advice on some spiritual things... Lots of shake-up lately.

Monday morning?
Sam-

I appreciate your interest in this dilemma of reaching the 20 & 30 somethings. I grew up in a church going family but strayed far, far away in my late teens through my early 30's. There are 2 reasons why I feel I strayed:

1. I was making bad choices and knew it. The last thing I wanted to hear was what I was doing wrong. (I already knew but chose to do it anyway). Too much of don't do this...don't do that. There was not enough preaching on God's forgiveness and having a personal relationship with Him.
2. I witnessed too many so called Christians (family members included) living the Christian life on Sunday but the rest of the week were living like non-Christians. This really turned me off to the whole Church thing.

One time in my early 30's I actually stole a Bible from a hotel room when I was on a business trip (thanks Gideons!) I started reading it and figured things out for myself (with the help of the Holy Spirit). I now look at Church in a whole new way. Nobody is perfect and thankfully God unconditionally forgives those imperfections.
Shane, Sorry about this morning.... I was sleeping off a full weekend... call or email me and we'll set something up....

Sam

Scott said:
Sam-

I appreciate your interest in this dilemma of reaching the 20 & 30 somethings. I grew up in a church going family but strayed far, far away in my late teens through my early 30's. There are 2 reasons why I feel I strayed:

1. I was making bad choices and knew it. The last thing I wanted to hear was what I was doing wrong. (I already knew but chose to do it anyway). Too much of don't do this...don't do that. There was not enough preaching on God's forgiveness and having a personal relationship with Him.
2. I witnessed too many so called Christians (family members included) living the Christian life on Sunday but the rest of the week were living like non-Christians. This really turned me off to the whole Church thing.

One time in my early 30's I actually stole a Bible from a hotel room when I was on a business trip (thanks Gideons!) I started reading it and figured things out for myself (with the help of the Holy Spirit). I now look at Church in a whole new way. Nobody is perfect and thankfully God unconditionally forgives those imperfections.

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