We all talk about college-age people being “disconnected” from the church. I think that’s pretty clear – and obvious. But, how do we define a “connected” person? What is the criteria by which we determine whether or not someone is connected?
If we can’t determine the criteria we won’t ever be able to see whether or not we’re doing what we’re saying ought to be done. Let me begin the discussion by listing out ways in which I don’t think are proper criteria for determining this. Then, you can put in your thoughts and we’ll see where this goes.
- I don’t think attendance in a church service defines connected.
- I don’t think being involved in a small group put on by our college ministry defines connected.
- I don’t think serving in a ministry defines connected.
- And, I don’t think attending events defines whether or not someone is connected.