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Choice News SUNDAY, NOV 17, 2002  |  9 comments
Church of England backs raves to bring in youth

The Church of England gave its official blessing to alternative forms of youth worship such as "raves in the nave" yesterday as part of its efforts to attract young people into church.

Against a backdrop of declining churchgoing among children and teenagers, the General Synod supported a new "national youth strategy" and a new fund designed to encourage greater participation by the under-30s.

During the debate speakers commended the types of services that would have aroused the wrath of many liturgical traditionalists.

Youth services range from those organised by Soul Survivor, which feature rock bands or Christian disc jockeys, to those that favour "post-modern symbolism", from surreal video images with ambient music to offerings of salt or sunflower seeds. ...


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News Item8/20/04 10:41 AM
albert | northern ireland  
the only thing that they will attract is those who want a good time out on sunday night.
salvation is of the lord not the world.
this church reminds you of those in romans 1-16 they seem to be afraid of preaching the gosple to lost souls, mind you a church thats on the rome ward road wants to take as many soul to hell with them.(may GOD revive them)
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News Item11/19/02 2:56 PM
Anon  
HELLO? is Christ our savior, or our mascot?
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News Item11/19/02 5:47 AM
Alison | Norfolk UK  Contact via email
Please remember in all of these discussions that we need to intercede for and love the younger generation. They need to be attracted to "Christ in us".They need to feel in all our words and comments that we want Christ's best for them and that we are telling them all of this in a spirit of love and not condemnation.
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News Item11/18/02 6:11 PM
Benjamin Meng | Indianapolis  Contact via email
Let Christ, not "Gimmicks" be THE ATTRACTION of the church. Christians exalt Christ without bringing the ways of the world into the Church.
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News Item11/18/02 2:19 PM
W. B. Owens | Memphis, TN  Contact via email
An argument for both sides:

Certainly there has been a shift towards taking more "dramatic action" in regards to reaching the younger generation throughout the world. Much of this shift has revolved around music and technology, breaking with many traditionalist views such as hmyns, pews, and even ordained clergy. Loud music, dancing, and radical messages characterize these newly designed "outreaches". Certainly, this is not your grandmother's ministry.

Let us remember that worship services are for those who are Christians already. Sunday service, unfortunately, has become the outreach ministry of most churches, which God never intended. Matthew 28:19 tells us that "as we are going..." we are to share Jesus with the lost, not simply "as we are in service worshipping". However, in many cases, we have become lazy, and allowed the burden of reaching the lost to fall on the shoulders of our clergy. Agreed, Paul does tell us in his letter to the Corinthians that those visiting a service should be convicted of their sins when they witness us worshipping. Yes, let us stay as far from the world as possible, though we still must live in this world. Even so, we need to recognize worship as communication between us and God, not between us and others.

With that said, there is a good argument for much of what exists in these new ministries. One cannot argue with a changed life. If God is using these ministries to change lives for HIM, then no one should object. How can we possibly debate someone sharing a true salvation experience?

If you still object, here are some options for you.
1)Visit a "rave" service. You may realize that the music isn't as "evil" as you once thought, or that the congregation is not as "disorderly". A majority of young Christians ARE tired of dead churches and want the fire in their worship to match the fire in their hearts. See for yourself.
2)Talk with someone who has received Christ as a result of these ministries. Perhaps they can shed some light on what part of the experience helped lead them to Christ. Also, you can judge for yourself if they are sincere about their conversion.

All in all, communication between generations needs to be maintained, or else we will always believe what we read in the papers. Remember, they are trying to sell a story.

1 Timothy 4:12 : "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity."

God Bless.

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News Item11/17/02 8:01 PM
Adam | Campbell, CA  Contact via email
Hmmm...Don't know what to think about this. I would have to visit their worship services before I form an opinion. Just because they don't use a pipe organ and sing hymns doesn't necessairly mean they are not worshipping God. And why doesn't the 30-under crowd attend church anymore? Because in a lot of chruches God ISN'T there anymore! And they know that.
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News Item11/17/02 7:47 PM
Marlon | Miami, Florida  Contact via email
In the all-important matter of the corporate worship of God, there are no Biblical 'alternatives' provided. Those who worship God must worship Him in 'spirit and in truth,' not in the worldly spirit of youth. Whatever happened to putting away childish things, youthful lusts, the sin which so easily ensnares us, and coming to worship God with fear and trembling? No matter what anyone says, this is NOT the worship that God requires.
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News Item11/17/02 4:47 PM
Trish  
Well how about that! They are acting just like the the church at Laodicea! WELCOME TO THE END-TIMES, FOLKS!!

"Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world" (1 John 2:15).

"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" (James 4:4).

"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God [ONLY!]" (Romans 10:17).

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News Item11/17/02 2:53 PM
Renee | Belleville, MI  
They got it right when they called it "alternative forms of youth worship". They're certainly not worshiping God.
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