10 Jan Episode 035: Sam Luce on the Tension Between Entertainment and Discipleship
In this episode, I interview Sam Luce. Sam and I talk about his journey leading children’s ministry and the tension between entertainment and discipleship – between making church fun and entertaining for kids versus discipling them and growing their faith.
Links Mentioned in This Episode
“Pastor Success Is Not Your Goal” – Sam talks about fighting the urge for success and seeking faithfulness
The Confessions of St. Augustine (book) – St. Augustine shares his story of redemption in a way that is both personal and universal
True Spirituality (book) – Francis Schaeffer wrestles with the question “Did Christianity really make any difference in my life?”
The Summit – A worldview training camp for high school kids
Systematic Theology Books
Ages 2-5: Everything a Child Should Know About God
Ages 5-9: The Ology: Ancient Truths, Ever New
- Evaluate your ministry. Ask some hard questions about where your ministry is living in that tension between entertainment and discipleship
- Have a conversation with parents who have been in your ministry for a long time and get their perspectives on where the ministry is
- Check out the list above for the books that Sam uses to partner with parents
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Next Episode: The LCBC Team
In the next episode, I talk with the team at LCBC Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. We talk about their Children’s and Student Ministries and how they serve the next generation. They walk through specific practices in their ministries and how these practices look at their at their largest and smallest campuses.