wondering & wandering
So, in this, I would turn it around. If the church considers itself well engaged - but the community does not notice that - is it all the fault of 'those who do not look to notice? Is it possible that the practices the church considers to be within this realm perhaps not actually perceived in that realm by the community? When you look around the community - what activities are 'non-church people' engaging in that might be in this realm?And sometimes young people have told me that they want a church that keeps up with modern politics and/or provides charitable outreach. Those same people haven't really looked to notice that.....we do all that!