Monthly Archives: December 2018

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap

We have all heard the colloquialism, “taste so good make you want to slap your mama”. This sentence has long been used to describe food that tastes exceptional.

Today was the first Sunday of Advent Season and as we prepare to go into a New Year I challenge all of us to S.L.A.P. ourselves every Sunday until the new year and periodically after.

We know there is a decline in the youth and young adult participation in our churches and we need a S.L.A.P.  In an effort to grow the youth and young adult membership in our churches at the start of your morning worship service in the coming weeks please S.L.A.P. yourself!

S- STOP. When service begins take a moment to just STOP and be present in the moment

L- LOOK around

A- ASSESS your population of 18-35 years old. Are they there? Do you have at least 10 present? Are they actively participating?

P-PROCEED with a Plan based on your assessment

Thank you,

Mary Harris,


Penny Oliver,

WNCC-LO President