Students: They’re Not The Future Of The Church

this past sunday was such a fun day at lakeshore as it affirmed a truth i have been driving at for a long time now. i truly believe to my toes that students are not the future of the church. it drives me crazy when people say things like that.  they are the church of today and they add more to a church’s worship experience than most think.
here’s a picture of jessi painting live on stage in the main services this past sunday.  i was preaching on how we need to depend on God in prayer, rather than relying on ourselves.  she started the painting with a rock climber hanging onto a frayed rope… and as the sermon went along that rope morphed into a giant hand reaching out to her from above.  for many, i know the point was driven home not by the words spoken but by the image created.

jessi painting

jessi is a senior in our student ministry and is planning to pursue a career in art / design.  i am so excited for the work with her name on it that God has placed in front of her!

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God My Rock

some people very close to me are journeying through some very difficult times right now.

many times it’s in the darkest moments when God raises up the artist to speak in space when words don’t come.

our church just started singing this song by brenton brown. I love the videography here and how it shows that while the waves don’t always go away, our trust in Him can remain steadfast.