Feb
1
2016

Andy Stanley: “Stop scaring the kids!”

Andy Stanley talks politics in this week’s Ministry Briefing:

As the the 2016 primary season for the Presidential election is set to begin, pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Church in Alpharetta, GA challenged his congregation to stop trusting in the political system. He was specifically concerned with adults who are 45 and older who are scaring their children with doomsday predictions based on politics. Stanley said to get involved in the political process but put your faith in Jesus.

Source: Church Leaders

Why does this matter for church leaders?

Andy Stanley doesn’t do a whole lot when it comes to politics, but I love how he was pretty straightforward when calling on church leaders to “stop scaring the kids!” Here are the three take-aways from his sermon:

  • Put your trust in Jesus, not the political system
  • Our kids pick up on our attitudes and outlook
  • “You need to model for the next generation that God is in control, God can be trusted.”

How do YOU discuss politics with YOUR congregation?

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About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.