the conversation Rhett and Link started is an important one. It’s a conversation the church cannot afford to ignore and a conversation families cannot pretend doesn’t exist. So what can we as devout believers, disciple-makers, apologists, pastors, parents, etc. ought to learn from their journey?
Recognizing the lordship of Jesus and the desire to be holy means first to recognize one’s need for Jesus in the first place. If our students can’t properly recognize the presence of sin in the world and in their lives, then what need do they have for Jesus?
Our goal is to seek support for the next 18-24 months. This will provide the initial funding, create key partnerships, and solidify new projects—all of which will help fund the ministry for years to come.
Research is now showing that the attention span of the average student is actually less than that of a goldfish. And more often than not we believe that the solution is less teaching time. Do I run the risk of losing their attention for the sake of the message or sacrifice the message for the sake of their attention spans? It feels like either way, you lose.
Most parents are desperate for ways to talk to their kids about their faith, politics, daily events, and news. And if they just had a way in, a conversation starter, imagine what might happen in the lives of those students. After all, the primary disciple maker in a child’s life was designed to be a parent. We should empower them where and when we can.