When I was a pastor, my “mission” was to “reach” the “unchurched”. In my mind, my methods and strategies for doing so were relevant and cutting edge.
Now I am the “unchurched”, and I realize how far off the mark I was back then.
I am coming to the conclusion that churches and pastors need to stop trying to be relevant. In doing so, most of the time they only end up looking silly.
The more they try to “reach” guys like me with their marketing schemes and “witty” sermon series titles, the more I just want to stay away.