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My Church Having A Night Club

My youth group that I have been attending for awhile is planning to have a "night club" night one of these days to attract the youth into the group? I have a feeling this is not right and im not planning to attend. What are your opinions?

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I am happy you are going to stand on your convictions. First, you must try to tell the group it is wrong. We are to come out from among them and be seperate, not join them. Good clean fun will attract teens.
---shira_9639 on 1/5/08


I knew a Hells Angel. He was looking for Christ & went to 2 churches. He looked upset He said 1st church the Pastor had hair longer then his, his wife a mini skirt & the music rap. Then went next week some where else He said he saw many smoke, heard them cuss, the women he said dresed like they were looking for a man & the men he said wore gold chains, tight pants again like a club the music was rock. He said I went to church looking for something different to help me & I found people just like me.
---Jeanne on 11/9/06


It may be just the term "night club" that makes you feel uneasy. A lot of folks are made uneasy by anything that sounds like "church". The important thing is what people find when they get there.
---Donna2277 on 10/11/06


This is a perfect opportunity for U to lead other youth to Christ. What an awesome thing to bring them to Jesus! Being a Servant-Awesome! Most kids today think that being saved is boring! With doing this, you all can show them that just b-cuz you are a Christian-it doesn't mean U can't have fun. U can show that "you can have fun for Jesus! I wish more churches would do this & give children good, clean fun & teach them about Jesus! Pray over this & God will lead you to do what He wants you to do.
---Laura8853 on 10/11/06


Mike8384 the night club I used to go to, actually did have a constant running trivia challenge. As well as the typical loud music and people milling around. The place my cousin goes she says is very similar, loud music (CHristian), loads of people, except there it is clean good fun, with Christ the centre.
---bethie on 9/14/06




Just because a club is held at night does not make it a 'nightclub'. Before boycotting it or telling everyone that it is evil, or whatever, make sure you have your facts right. You say that you 'have a feeling it is not right' but I'd say you need a little bit more than just a feeling before criticizing. Of course, you might be absolutely right about it but do make sure you are or you risk saying or doing the wrong things.
---Mac on 9/14/06


danny, you were not clear what you consider a "night club" If it is a godly place that doesn't allow unchristian behavior, then it is a GOOD thing, not bad. Our young people need a place to go to where they can have Joy without sin. Young people as well as older people need to have a safe haven, where God can work on us without worldly influences. God loves laughter and Joy.
---Dottie on 9/14/06


We have to use things which are "of the world" such as shops and cars and money. But we should not pretend that these are more important than Jesus. Churches (groups of Christians) need to use those things also, & that's not wrong.
Having a youth club to bring in kids so as to talk about Jesus is OK.
Helen is right if she is wary of the use of the term "night club" because it does smack of something, not only "of the world", but unwholesomely worldly
---alan8869_of_UK on 9/14/06


Bethie, what you are describing is not a night club, but a Christain club for young people, there is a major difference. You generally don't get people playing Trivial Persuit in a night club, at least not here in the UK.
---mike8384 on 9/14/06


Jack - The line should be drawn at the Cross of Christ. Anything that does not point people to the Cross of Christ is of the world.
---Helen_5378 on 9/14/06




Once you bring Jesus into it, its no longer 'worldly'. My cousin goes to one, something like this, Christian music plays, they have several tables with board games set up, and there is a Bible trivia contest always going on. At 10 they stop whatever they are doing and the leader gathers them all for a short devotion and they pray. Its fun, it gets new people in, and yes they hear about Jesus.
---bethie on 9/13/06


It all depends on how you feel about the Biblical teaching, "Be ye in the world but not of the world". There is no doubt that a nightclub is setup to promote world values, and we are supposed not to follow the world.
I goto a church where the worship band seems to have only one aim in loife: to be the next Delerious. Tney're music is now indistinguishable from the world, and they are supposed to be leading the worship.
---mike8384 on 9/13/06


** Anything that smacks of the world and sounds like the world is of the world.**
Grocery stores are of the world.
Commerce is of the world.
MONEY itself is of the world.
How and where do you draw the line, Helen?
---Jack on 9/13/06


Anything that smacks of the world and sounds like the world is of the world.
---Helen_5378 on 9/13/06


At the height of the Christian coffee-house movement, there was something in my home town called the One Way Total Christian Nightclub.

Is this the sort of thing you're thinking of?

Sounds like it to me, and it's innocent enough.
---Jack on 9/12/06


I agree with Katy. There is nothing wrong with it as long as the atmosphere is set right. When I went to Langston University a chrisitian sorority had "Club Virtue". It was a christian get together. We had fun, danced, played games, had christian rappers, etc. It was all God-centered & folks even got saved through it.
---Rickey on 9/12/06


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Our church did it, until we came to the place where we understood that this concept was to close to the lives that many people had given up to follow Christ. Christians are not to be friends of this world. This comes with growth of personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I am impressed that you already have the spirutual maturity to see that it is not nessacary to meet the youth on thier level, but to teach them to raise thier standards to that of Jesus Christ.
---Minister_McCoy on 9/12/06


I think it sounds like fun, but I can certainly see a reason for concern. If run properly it could be a great outlet for teens. Dancing is fun, and can be done in good taste. If a church sets it up, then the atmosphere is their responsibility. Pray that they do the right thing, and keep it godly or shut it down.
---Katie on 9/12/06


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