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Chris Fane's Student Ministry News

A youth ministry blog consisting of a collection of articles and notes related to
student / youth ministry. Gathered by Chris Fane of egadideas.com

Church setting becomes hip gathering spot


With the thud of music and the pulsating neon lights, the outdoor basketball court, video games and snack bar serving up free chicken wings, it’s the perfect hangout for kids.

But when the music video monitors situated throughout the building begin a 5-minute countdown, they’ll put the joysticks and basketballs aside.

The throng of youngsters — nearly 200 on this night — will move toward a worship area, where less than an hour later, 30 of them, in their hoodies and Jordan’s, “throwback” jerseys and Old Navy jeans, will walk to the altar and heed the call to give their lives to Jesus.

“My son says it’s a kid’s heaven in there,” said Michelle Lyon, a church member dropping off son Buck and his friend. “My pastor says we’re going to take the city for Jesus.”

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I really think we CAN find the balance between creating an attractive atmosphere that appeals to students (not just the ones into videogames) and providing an impactful experince where teens are introduced to Christ in meaningful and challenging ways.

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