As I write this I’m sitting in a coffee shop overhearing a conversation. College students (or at least, college age people) have been talking in a group for about 30 minutes. The discussion is about finding a church – what they like and what they don’t about churches in the area. One of the most fascinating subjects discussed (it has all been fun to listen to and they don’t know I pastor a church) has been about ‘pastors that use media’ in the church services. Specifically, they have mentioned both videos in sermons as well as in musical worship.
They are all, and I mean all, saying they don’t like it when “media” is used in church.
One girl just made the following statement: “My days are filled with media. When I go to church I just want to listen to a message about scripture, learn, meditate and worship.”
Fascinating conversation to eavesdrop on, for sure. And one that flies in the face of much of what many think is needed in our college ministries – or ministries in general. Interesting, if you ask me.