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Showing posts with label I love Pastor E.Dewey Smith Jr. Greater Rest Baptist Chruch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label I love Pastor E.Dewey Smith Jr. Greater Rest Baptist Chruch. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church Anniversary Dance.

The Black church has/had been the rock of the black community since the first black congregation organized on some plantation in Virginia years ago. I will say with nothing but love in my heart that the black church has gotten black people through some of our toughest times: slavery, segregation, the great depression, just to name a few. I am willing to say it is the most fundamental institution in black society--then and now. Are there limits one can put on the church?

I understand that the church main role is to reach out and bring in souls. With that, I can understand the need to attract young people to the church as well as the need to keep congregations interested and motivated. However, the video I found goes a little beyond that. Now, please don't get me wrong I love the preaching/teaching style of Pastor E.Dewey Smith Jr. I'm not saying that his heart nor the church wasn't in the right place. I don't think they crossed the line at all nor do I think they failed to maintain the dignity and decorum of the church. But, you be the judge. Watch the dance and let me know what you think. After watching the congregations reaction some of them never move nor acknowledge belonging to either generation.

Questions:
  1. . Do you think the church cross the line?
  2. . Was the youth in the church given a mixed message?
  3. . Was this simply an uplifting way to entertain the congregation and motivate young people to attend?
  4. Which generation are you? Builders, Boomers, Busters or Bridges? I’m in the Boomers category.
  5. Do you think the church cross the line?
  6. Was the youth in the church given a mixed message?
  7. . Was this simply an uplifting way to entertain the congregation and motivate young people to attend?
  8. Which song would you have chosen for your generation? Come-On Saints lets have some fun!