"The age of pastor as motivational speaker is done...In many churches today the experience is not much different than going to the mall. There's no mystery, there's no powerful or compelling experience, and I think people are hungry to really be taught serious stuff about the Bible."
Phil Cooke is the founder of Cooke Pictures. Phil has produced media programming in over 50 countries, authored several books, spoke at international conferences, and has consulted countless churches and Christian films throughout the years. In this interview Phil discusses Christian labeling, media in the Church, creative freedom, and raising the bar of quality in Christian entertainment.
"If we [the Church] don't make the choice that says 'I love you and I'm open to you,' then I think the future of the Church is dead."
Brock Baker is the Music Director at Family Church, a multisite church in Southern California. Brock is a talented singer-songwriter and has released an EP album entitled Young 'N' Stupid. In this interview Brock talks about relevance in the Church, loving people as Jesus did, respecting audiences, being in tune with the Holy Spirit and leaves us with his encouragement to worship leaders. You won't want to miss Brock's transparent insights.
We have interviewed pastors and leaders from all over the United States asking them pointed questions about the current status of the Church, effective methodologies for evangelism, outreach, spiritual growth, apologetics, and how the body of Christ can become more unified. In short, we are challenging the status quo. We believe that the world desperately needs the unconditional love of Jesus Christ, but the world will be hard-pressed to give Christianity even a chance if His Church isn't loving, isn't unified, and isn't living proof that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. Our faith compels us to think deeper about how we can make a difference in the Future of the Church.