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Good Intentions Series: Why Aren't ____ People Coming to Our Church
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
15:19
Excuse me is this THE LORA BURGE
Tristan Wall
18:03
Revamping Struggles Church wide living with COVID, and the title was appealing for me as a youth worker, but also towards our church as a while
Laura Sparks
18:07
I am a Director of Children, Youth, and Family ministries and we are seeing less and less of young families attending church. We are hoping to start our LOGOS program again in January in hopes to attract those young families.
Tristan Wall
18:08
whole*
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
18:36
Hello all! And thanks for sharing why you are attending this evening.
David Stroup
19:08
Member of our Youth council at MPPC Charlotte,NC
Lora Burge
19:20
I’ve recently returned to a parish setting and it’s a church doing a lot of soul-searching on building connections and relationships with various groups in the community around them. Seemed relevant. And Laura’s the best!
Lisa Enfinger
19:29
I am working with my church to reach out to our congregation members that have not returned or plugged in since covid. I am seeking guidance to help with the discussion
Allison Billings
20:20
"why aren't people coming to church" was a question I heard and asked before covid, but now it seems that post (or even still during) covid is factoring in how, why, and if people are coming to church.
Bill Buchanan
24:00
https://www.youthmissionco.org/resources.html
Bill Buchanan
24:50
https://www.youthmissionco.org/ymco-youth-mission-scholar-program.html
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
39:16
https://www.dollychugh.com/book/the-person-you-mean-to-be
Juli
40:58
Sorry I have to leave early, thank you.
Bill Buchanan
46:00
figuring out all the “rules” of each church as you enter.
Bill Buchanan
49:50
And then I discover if the church is actually anything like their website describes.
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
50:11
I actively avoid churches that say they welcome everyone but do not name who they welcome. Side-eye.
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
51:09
Hello small human!
Bill Buchanan
59:14
To what degree do you think our desire for more people (of any kind) to come to our church is about institutional survival or about about participating in the kingdom of God?
Laura Sparks
59:54
I have wondered the same exact thing Bill. Great question!
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:00:03
Bill! This is the question!
Brittany Porch, She/Her
01:00:17
Great question Bill!
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:00:52
The best worst thing about Tiktok is … I AM LEARNING TOO
Bill Buchanan
01:01:42
Can we play “away games” and be where they are, instead of assuming they want to be here at my “home game”?
Louden Young (he/him/his)
01:02:41
And to complicated it further Bill, when institutional survival is also tied to personal and professional survival, are pastors willing to be the type of evangelists that always lean toward participating actively in the kingdom of God?
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:03:21
That pension, I hear about it.
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:07:48
Our largest denomination at Vanderbilt is....
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:07:50
Drum roll
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:07:53
Unafffiliated
Laura Sparks
01:09:31
We have opened our doors to a Homeschool Co-op! It is such a blessing for us and them.
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:09:44
That is great! Use the building for good. :-)
Brittany Porch, She/Her
01:11:08
We have more people like 10x more in the building during the week than Sundays almost all are leases to nonprofits that align with our churches deepest values and it’s awesome!
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:11:26
Oh, that is great! I know being property management can be tough, but so great when values align.
Chris Williams (he/him/his)
01:11:42
Great work Brittany
Brittany Porch, She/Her
01:12:05
This is a newer shift in last 5 ish years and it’s such a healthy shift… not of my doing but the congregation saying a lot of healthy yes
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:18:03
Someone was yelling at a dog
Chris Williams (he/him/his)
01:18:13
Let it be dog
Brittany Porch, She/Her
01:19:14
Thank you for your leadership. I appreciate the conversation.
Laura M Cheifetz (she/her/hers)
01:19:20
Thank you all!
Tristan Wall
01:19:20
My notepad is chalked full with thoughts, quotes, and tough questions. Grateful for the leadership and truth shared here.
Allison Billings
01:19:26
thank you!
Sara Hackett
01:19:35
so grateful for everyone's thoughts … thank you all
Louden Young (he/him/his)
01:19:42
Thank you Laura and Chris!