I grew up an Anglican girl.
Singing hymns and the eucharist, Te deum’s and Benediction. This represented a worship service to me. I love the sobriety and piety of it all.
Let me rephrase that first line, I grew up an Anglican girl in a small conservative town. The only variations in my services were the language in which the service was held.
The same things people dont love about my denomination is the absolute reason I stay.
But then, Religion is not my favourite topic of discussion, so I won’t talk about it. I’m just going to ask what I came to ask…
There is a new trend where the teenagers, youth and young adult have their own church separate from the rest of the “adult”. These sections are funkier, for lack of a better adjective (considering how funky the church already is, which road are we going again, abeg), and tailored to suit the young people’s style of worship.
Here in lies my inquisition;
1. Where did young people assemble and thus decide that this is their preferred style of worship?
2. Why are we tailoring services to suit our fancy? Is this one too also about us?
3. Time passes and you are not a youth/young adult/teenager any more, you have to transcend to that “adult” church that wasn’t good enough for you before, is it going to be good enough for you now? Or are we just going to carry on with labels that don’t mean anything?
I don’t want to be that cat that curiousity you-know-what.
I’m deeply..deeply comforted that the power of prayer is not in the one who prays, but in the one who is prayed to (Max Lucado-paraphrased)
Peace & Bubble wrap