I think our country is full of seekers. People seeking God. I get that idea from things like Joel Osteen and Rick Warren writing books that go to the top of NY Times best seller list. It means someone out there is searching for answers.
There are people who are searching for meaning in life and searching for Jesus, but I worry that the church is answering questions that people aren’t asking anymore. Too often we become consumed in irrelevant theological arguments that haven’t been settled for centuries and probably never will be. I believe we are guilty of majoring in minor things and minoring in major things.
I love the fact that Jesus taught on relevant things that people needed and wanted to know about. I wonder if that wasn’t one of the reasons people flocked to him in large crowds. Jesus taught on things like eternity, death, how to treat one another, how to forgive and how to enter the Kingdom of God.
Churches today need to find out what people really want to know about. We need to ask ourselves what questions are people asking that they need answers for. The church needs to provide a place where people can find answers for things they deal with in their every day lives. We need to be relevant churches.
- Do you think our churches need to be more relevant?
- Any suggestions on how churches today can be more relevant?