Friday, September 4, 2009

The Gospel According to Twilight

Velocity Student Ministries (the youth group at Fair Oaks Church) is getting ready to launch a new sermon series exploring message of Jesus through eyes of the characters from the best selling book Twilight.

When I first saw the promo for the series (below) I was very excited, but not for the reasons you might think. I'm not one of the die-hard-book-series fans (I've not read any of them). I did see the movie, however... when it came to Pay-per-view.

I have no objections or anything, I just haven't gotten around to it so it's hard to get into it. If my mom hadn't fallen in love with the series and passed it along to the kids, I'd probably have no idea what the big deal is (sad, I know).

My real excitement is for the youth pastor, Christian Gaffney, whose unending supply of creativity and passion for meeting the youth where they're at to share the gospel with them has birthed this opportunity to take a solid ministry up yet another notch.

Twilight Promo from Fair Oaks Church on Vimeo.

The Velocity services are for the youth only so no adults allowed. I'm hoping they will record the series because I'd like to at least listen to it. The Twilight element aside, Christian is a gifted, natural preacher. I've had the opportunity to see him preach two or three times while Pastor Skokes was out of town and he has a conversational style that makes you feel like he's just talking to you, yet the presence of the Holy Spirit moving through him in the message are permeating. 

If you're in the Northern Virginia area and you have teenagers, it will be a great Saturday night alternative - check it out! Should they record the series, I'll be sure to post an update for all the interested adults who join me in wanting to hear The Gospel According to Twilight!

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