“Church is so boring…”

“Christians are so boring…”

“Why can’t we have more fun?”

These are questions that a lot of people have when it comes to church. These are also a lot of questions a lot of youth workers get. They are not always the easiest to answer. What would you say?

I recently had a parent who wanted my help. She asked if I could find devotions that had a little more life to them. She wanted something exciting that would connect with her Christian child. Her teenage son was also struggling with these same comments or questions.

Jim Rayburn, the founder of Young Life, was known for saying that “it is a sin to bore a child.” To be honest, I haven’t researched the context of that statement. It does raise a good question though. Is it a sin for church to be boring?

What makes church boring? Actually, what do they mean when they say “boring?” Is it the activities? The teaching? The relationships? As church leaders, is it good enough to give our best? Are we giving our best?

What does a non-Christian see in church when they call it boring? What does a believer see in church when they call it boring? What is the difference between the two? Should there be?

As you can see I have a lot of questions too. And I don’t have all the answers. However, let me ask one more question to any Christian who feels like church (or the Christian life) is boring.

Do you know how to live a full or even abundant Christian life?

Are you living it?

No, really…

Are you?