As our church grows bigger, it has to feel smaller. A common sight is connect groups hanging out in the auditorium after service every weekend.
Hands all lifted. The roar of worship coming from the back to the front, instead of being stage-driven. We love the atmosphere of corporate worship.
Moments like this—a young person encountering God through personal ministry—just aren’t the same over Zoom. I share my thoughts on the significance of Laying on of Hands in this article.
The on-site church opens up more opportunities for young people to serve. One example is Stefan, our youngest front-of-house engineer at 15 years old.
No, this isn’t Black Friday or Cyber Monday. These are HOGC youths excited to be in church service! Their energy creates an air of anticipation and buzz which no online meeting can replicate.
Discipleship is about doing life together and spotting the moments to appraise, affirm and align. It’s these personal conversations that help people grow.
It’s through the on-site church where we can reach young people, give them opportunities to lead and entrust them with significant responsibilities.