At the other end of the same month….
In early June I wrote this. I had walked out halfway through an hour workshop on our (the UMC’s) newest branding effort, “Rethink Church.” The workshop was lead by someone from Nashville, from the “general church,” whose name I have graciously forgotten.
I walked out because the guy actually said that the problem the United Methodsit Chruch is facing is merely a perception problem. All those unchuched people out there are avoiding us because they don’t know how we really are.
Here at the other end of the month, another United Methodist suggested NOT steering young people to churches when they go off to college because of the way too many churches will treat them. “They’re better off sticking to campus ministries,” this person said.
If it is just a perception problem, why are we afraid to encourage our own children to attend a United Methodist Church when they ship off to college?