Church is fun. Right?
If the core message of the church is “good news” … then we should be a pretty fun bunch right?
We have a message that literally sets people free to live the life God desires … so people should feel freedom when they experience our environments!
A relationship with Jesus generates joy that’s not just some “happy clappy” feelings … our community should describe our church as a place that emanates with elation.
Fun is a strategic imperative for the church today. Gospel oriented churches need to be the sort of place where joy, goodness and fun abound. When people interact with us they should walk away with a smile on their face. Too often it’s easy for churches to feel so angry about the love of God or so depressed about the amazing work Jesus is doing in us. As a leader in your church you need to concern yourself with how fun it is to be a part of. Here are some questions diagnose the “fun index” of your church:
- When was the last time you made fun of yourself in front of your church? (Do you take yourself too seriously?)
- Have you planned a time in the last 3 months in your services where people would be surprised with delight?
- When your team gets together do you laugh and play together?
- Bonus: If this blog post really bugs you … why?