So I don’t have any follow up to my YA class because we are snowed in. Well we aren’t really snowed in. Once we get out of the neighborhood the roads are pretty good but it has been snowing all day and we have about 4 inches on the van and ice on the way. This frees me to brainstorm a bit about some places I’d like to go with my YA class. I have talked to my Pastor about changing our Sunday Evening service into something geared towards a younger group. Right now our church looks like a box of cotton. I am quite serious when I say that 70% of the people in church are over 50. This isn’t a terrible thing except that a church mostly made up of baby boomers and older is a church that will be gone in a generation.
I want to remake our evening service into something geared towards people between say 20 and 40 and have taken the first steps to reaching that end. I’m not sure when everything will be in place. I’m even considering a different venue for the service but I do want to find some way of integrating this service with the church as a whole. I’m not sure how we will pull this off but I trust that as we move forward it will work out so long as we seek God every step of the way including these early steps of talking about the very idea.
One of the things I am considering is using the YA class as a follow-up to the Sunday Evening service. I have already thought of a name, “Dig In.” It is a play on a phrase I use relatively often, “dig a little deeper.” I think it would be great to go into some of the details of the sermon that don’t make it into what I say, or to open up discussion to what was actually said. I wonder if anyone has done anything like this and how they handle it?