Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Movie, A VBS Card, & A Missional Church Seminar

Yesterday after class I worked on designing our VBS postcard/flyer (see picture). Then I went out and saw Oceans 13. Lest you think I'm a heathen, on Tuesday night I went to a mid-week small group meeting. We had some good singing, and we then studied about envy. It was a good mix of older and younger, as well as a good mix racially. It is so wonderful to meet with God's people wherever you go.

Oceans 13 was pretty good. But I missed the last scene because I got a phone call that I had to take at the end. I guess I'll catch the ending on DVD.

Tomorrow and Saturday I'm doing a Missional Church Seminar for the Glendale Church of Christ. Glendale is a suburb of LA that is 40% Armenian, and more than half of this group speaks Armenian at home. A missional approach to outreach is even more important in this type of multi-cultural setting, for a "build it and they will come" mentality simply does not work well when people have to cross socio-economic and cultural lines.

I am looking forward to working with this church to help them in their outreach. A multi-layer strategy will be necessary, for the types of things which will reach affluent white, English-speaking families will not work as well with the Armenian population. There is a good core at the church who really have a heart for outreach. It should be a good dialogue.