When we look at our church congregations and see that they are graying, it is not because our music needs tweaking, our sermons need to be shorter, our kids ministries need to be better and our leaders need to be younger.
Our methods are not our primary problem. Our problem is that, in our search to get our message out above all the other noise, we have inadvertently participated in the objectification of our fellow human beings.
We have become part of the noise. That was never our intention. We wanted our message to be heard louder than that of anyone else… just like everyone else.
We have become the noise. And instead of the public wondering what we have to say, instead they are asking, “why should we listen to you in the first place?”