On Saturday I went to U2- it was awesome and…amazing (I am lacking words to explain how cool the whole experience was…)! We were down on the floor – pretty close to the action.
While standing there I couldn’t help but think about girl’s ministry…(first, 2 of my small group girls were at the concert and they texted and called me plus I am kind of weird about girl’s ministry…I think about it a lot…call me a freak…if you want).
Anyway, about U2 and girl’s ministry…here’s what caught my attention:
1. People want to be where the action is…when we first got to the concert we easily found our place up front by the stage but as time got closer and the excitement of U2 coming out grew, people began to push and fight to get closer to the stage. We want to be where the action is…we want the best seats. As for girl’s ministry…if you have something (anything) happening just for girls…if there is action, there will be girls. If you build a program for them…they will come. Create a specific ministry to girls and watch it grow.
2. Girls care about caring. Part of what U2 does is raise awareness about issues…ONE, Red Campaign, Amnesty International. This year they focused some time on Amnesty International and they had some of of Amnesty’s volunteers/staff walk out during a song holding lights. I couldn’t help but notice that a majority of those volunteers were girls/woman. Girls want to care about something…and if we don’t point them to something bigger, something important than they will care about silly little things that don’t matter and create drama. Let’s point them to something bigger…kingdom living…because they want to care!!
I am sure there was more to learn…it was U2! Have you ever learned a lesson about ministry when you weren’t anywhere near a church? Tell me about it!