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.
Christmas is a time to recapture God’s intention for humanity and set our sights on something far greater than any of us. A child we would come to know as King and Lord of all Creation could only accomplish all of this.
Talk about sin. Because we don’t.
The rising generation is not the future of the church, they are the church. Right now.
I constantly battle my tendency to carefully wrap my kids in bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and clearly mark the package fragile. It is a trend that is setting our students up for failure. We are preparing the road for our children rather than preparing our children for the road ahead. As a result, we are raising a generation obsessed with safety.