No not pocket change. I’m talking about the change that redirects us in a path that we weren’t headed towards before.
Why are we so scared of change? Particularly Christians. We should be the least to fear change. In the end, we’ll be resting with our reward, so you’d think that we’d fear it the least. Not so.
Did you know that in the next ten years, fifty thousand churches in America will close their doors. Why? Because they fear change. You cannot expect to run a business-in today’s world-like you did in 1960. It’d be destined to fail. However, many churches still operate this way.
Many Christians go by the motto, “If it was good enough for my grandfather, then it is good enough for me.” I’ve heard it a thousand times. But I can’t say that I totally agree with it. They say, “God doesn’t change. His message doesn’t change.” Now this I can totally agree with.
It’s not about changing the message. I don’t want to change the message, just the method.
Changing the method is exactly why I support the Lost Genre Guild. Take a look at the CBA. Not much different then most churches (and Christians). They have all of these rules and guidelines, some I think are good but others I believe they could pitch. The problem is that they don’t leave any room for change.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think CBA is great. I’ve read plenty of good CBA books. However, those books aren’t for everyone. In fact, many that fit under there guidelines will never find their way into an unbeliever.
Sure that’s just an assumption, but I’d say it’s fairly accurate. And if that is true, then I’d say that we need to change the method. That’s where Lost Genre Guild comes in. Behold a group of people within the industry that are promoting books that are beyond what CBA will publish.
Think about it. How many people out there read science fiction and fantasy? What about horror novels? Well, if I can use movies for an example since it’s so hard to get accurate book figures. Out of the top fifty all time box office movies, thirty-six are of the three afore mentioned genres.
It seems like to me that promoting these types of stories with a Christian slant would be ideal. Seems like a great way to change up the methods a little bit. Billions of box office dollars tells us that.
I’m not saying that we need to conform to the world. We can’t reach the troubled souls of this world from our churches, we have to go out where they are. Find ways to extend Jesus to them.
Don’t ever let someone tell you that it can’t be done. Just because no one else has done it, doesn’t mean it cant be done.
Remember, all things are possible through Jesus. Your idea can never be too big. Reach for the stars, and above all don’t let the dream killers kill your dreams.
God doesn’t change. His message doesn’t change. The method…it can be revolutionized for the generations to come.