This past Sunday was another installment of Daybreakâ€™s newest ministry called the Venue. It is a way for the church to show local artists and musicians that we love them and are interested in their â€œart.â€ The video is an interview that I did with Donna S. at the Delaplaine Arts Center in between sets.
I asked her, â€œWhat is the Venue, and what is itâ€™s purpose?â€
â€œAre there any non-Christian bands? And if so, why?â€
â€œHow are you sharing the gospel with these young people?â€
As and aside note — there are non-christian bands but we do filter the songs so that they are not inappropriate.
That night there were five bands and around 100 young people. Most of the young people listened to their favorite band, hung out in the parking lot, and just enjoyed the evening. The music is a little loud for my taste, I canâ€™t understand the words all the time (but some of the time), but there is an unmistakable energy and â€œcommunityâ€ there. What draws me to this ministry is the massive potential to reach them with the gospel. Most were very open (or at least courteous) when Bobby W. gave a testimony and talked about God, and he did a great job.
Various people from the church made brownies and donated various other food stuff and drinks. Again, we want them to know we love them by first wanting to serve them, build relationships, and sharing the gospel out of these things. We are not trying to tell them how they are wrong (thatâ€™s the Holy Spiritâ€™s job), but instead we are seeking to love them and show them how Christ loves them.
Please pray for this ministry and the direction we take in the upcoming months.