How can we stop the young people from pouring out of our churches, never to return? How about we shock them into staying...That's right shock as in the most popular—and arguably most unseemly—methods of making "church hip" is to make it shocking....What a better way to appeal to younger generations than to push the envelope and go where no fundamentalist has gone before?
Many churches are ﬁnding creative ways to use sex-themed marketing gimmicks to lure people into church.
Oak Leaf Church in Cartersville, Georgia, created a website called yourgreatsexlife.com to pique the interest of young seekers. Flamingo Road Church in Florida created an online, anonymous confessional (IveScrewedUp.com), and had a web series called MyNakedPastor.com, which featured a 24/7 webcam showing five weeks in the life of the pastor, Troy Gramling. Then there is Mark Driscoll at Seattle's Mars Hill Church—who posts Q&A videos online, from services where he answers questions from people in church, on topics such as "Biblical Oral Sex" and "Pleasuring Your Spouse."
It is interesting to me when people complain that Christ or the Church is not relevant to them anymore, as if God were ever supposed to make himself relevant in the first place
My creation will boast of Me. However it is man who is to become relevant to God....So many churches today have forgotten that...So they try to find ways for Christianity to become "cool"...I believe most young people who have left the church, and some who still go, have no clue what they believe...That is because in trying to become relevant, the Church has avoided teaching principles.