Why are you still a Christian?

This year Pulse started a pilot project about how we grow and support young leaders in the Uniting Church. There are 10 or so young leaders who are in the experiment.

During one of our sessions we spent some time with Ian Robinson, the Lecturer in Mission and Evangelism at UTC. He asked the question of the group why are you still a Christian? Ian pointed out that when you ask this question you can get some very interesting responses, regardless of how old someone is.

As part of our work for that month we set an assignment that they had to do a 30- 90 second online format about why they were a Christian? The results have been amazing as Ian had predicted. There are 6 up currently on our Vimeo website and more to come. Here are just a few.

It was interesting to talk about what people found when they actually had to articulate it for themselves, some of the group had never taken the time to think through why they were a Christian before. It was a really powerful experience.

So if you are looking for an interesting experiment for your group, why not ask the question – Why are you still a Christian? You could even set the challenge to be an online presentation. If you do Pulse would love to share what you make and what you learn to the rest of the Church!

May the conversation bless you as richly as it has us!

Karen Mitchell-Lambert is ordained in the ministry of Deacon and is the team leader of PULSE.

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