I had lunch last week with an art director from one of the larger well-known churches in southern California. This guy (I’ll call him Brian) oozes sincerity and has a real passion for seeing people–especially those in the 25 to 35-year-old crowd–get to know Jesus. Although Brian works at a church now, his background is in the corporate media world, including a stint at Disney. Brian could get a job anywhere making many times what he’s making now, but he chooses to be where he is at because he wants to see the church get better at communication.
When you meet Brian and hang with him for more than a minute, you are immediately drawn to his let-it-all-out persona. He’s dramatic, insightful and has little tolerance for crummy church communication. Brian is deeply frustrated with his own church for their apparent disregard for improving and, although he has been there for a couple years, he is at the end of his rope. I wouldn’t be surprised to see his resignation any day.
My heart goes out to people like Brian as I know he’s not alone. And while it’s easy for me to criticize and condemn, I’m trying to get better at laying this stuff at the feet of Jesus.
Would you pray with me for:
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