Monday, February 13


Reinvent. To create anew.

There are points in life where you realize that you need to start over. Sometimes it's because what you are are doing isn't working. They say that one definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results. If you keep doing the same things, but you don't like the result, it may be time to reinvent. Sometimes, you start over because what you have been doing has become kind of stale. What may have been a wonderful idea when you first started may have become dated. If that's true, it may be time to reinvent. Sometimes you start over just because you are looking for a change. In that case, it may be time to reinvent.

Reinvent. To make over completely.

A lot of people use the beginning of a new year as a time to take stock of where they are, and see if there are changes that need to be made. I have spent time with Pastor Jon, Andy and Brian doing that for Quest. When we began Quest, we had some ideas about what should be involved, and how things should work. We have seen some success. We've seen some strong personal relationships built. We've seen good discussion about all kinds of topics - spiritual and otherwise. We've seen people grow in their walk with Christ. But there is so much more we could do, and so many college-age people in our church and in the Chicago area that we could reach. We decided that it's time to reinvent.

Reinvent. To recast something familiar or old into a different form.

College age is an important time of life - one of the most important. It is the time of life when people invent and/or reinvent who they are. Today, college-aged people are doing that in a time of culture shift. The culture of today's twenty-something is just different than than the culture of their parents. While culture is changing (or has changed), Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Heb. 13:8. If Jesus Christ, and the message He conveys, is the same yesterday and today and in the future, then He is still relevant no matter what the culture is or says or does.

It's time for Quest to reinvent. It is time for Quest to engage and become an integral part of the culture of the college-age people we are trying to reach. It is time for Quest to become a true community. And it is time for Quest to use all of the resources available to it. This new blog is part of that effort.

You are invited to be apart of the reinventing of Quest. You are invited to be a part of the community of Quest.

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