The sanctuary filled with a nervous laughter. I think some of it was out of pure disbelief at what I’d just told them. Others figured that I was totally serious but were trying to figure out what this would mean for them.
I was preaching at my church’s youth group and decided to try something a little different than what they were used to. Before I got into my actual message I put my number up on the whiteboard at the front of the sanctuary and told them to text me any questions that they had at any time through my message.
It’s important to me to be able to address all of the learning styles when I share, and that means that I need to let people converse in some way. But that’s difficult to do in the traditional preaching model. Besides, who has the guts to stand up in front of everyone else and say something like:
Umm, excuse me, but I really don’t understand…