I've missed Making the Most of Monday here at Vintage Indie lately. Mostly, because I don't feel the need to publish something inspiring or from the heart unless I'm truly feeling it, just for the sake of a feature. Today's Making the Most of Monday fell on a Wednesday lucky for you. It is hump day after all.
I just finished watching this documentary called Divided. I'm bringing it here because I have been blessed with this platform to share "real life" with you. It touched my heart and my way of thinking. I hope that if you've had questions about the topic of authentic faith and the role of the family in youth ministry that you'll gain some inspiration and guidance from it as well.
From the movie website; As you look on the church landscape, youth are leaving the faith in droves. The modern church, overall, is struggling to reach the next generation with the gospel. What has happened? Whether for good or bad, men, for many years, have been inventing solutions or brainstorming ideas without fully relying upon the foundation of God’s Word. God, however, is greater than man, and as the heavens are above the earth, so are His ways higher than ours and His thoughts than our thoughts (Is. 55:8-9). We have substituted the greater for the lesser – God’s wisdom for man’s ideas. Jesus said that he who hears His Word and does it, is like a man that built his house upon a rock, and when the storm came, it stood firm. On the other hand, he who rejects His Word, is like a man who built on the sand and when the storm came, the house fell (Matt. 7:24-25). Shouldn’t the church, as a whole, abandon the sandy ideas of man and shamelessly return to the firm rock of the Word of God? God’s Word sufficiently identifies how youth are to be reached. For more information on this issue, please see the film Divided, which is a documentary on age-segregated youth ministry in America. Watch it for free (for a limited time) at www.dividedthemovie.com. For an in-depth study, the book A Weed in the Church delves into the topic and more thoroughly handles the Scripture passages that address ministry to young people.