Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Some people ask why we do “secular songs” before a service. This is one
of the ways I explain our reasoning. Students who come to church for
the first time are already freaked out, and feel like an outsider. I
mean think about how different the culture inside a church is compared
to the outside world. Obviously, we Christians and the way we live our
lives should not be the same as the world, but the way we reach
students and people should be strategic and purposeful. Yes, our hearts
are most important, but the way we reach doesn’t have to be wierd.
Think of it this way, if you were to walk into a Buddhist temple and you
see people chanting and humming, this is not normal to you. Well for a
lost student or a “seeking student” when they walk into church, everyone
is singing songs they don’t know about content they don’t understand.
So strategically doing cover songs that are clean can break down the
walls from the very start for first time students.
Anyways, our High School pastor, Josh Griffin, sang it while at the same
time threw some cheeseburgers in the crowd for people to eat.
Anyways, our High School pastor, Josh Griffin, sang it while at the same time threw some left over cheeseburghers in the crowd for people to eat.