“There seems to be conflict with how some churches approach ministry.

You have the ‘felt-needs’ crowd, who are all about appealing to where the surface level needs are.

And then you have those who are totally against that, who say ‘We only preach the Bible over here.’

I believe there’s a third way…where the proper preaching of the gospel actually unearths deeper longings in people than the surface stuff they may feel they need.

Good pastors, preachers, and teachers, need to start with the ‘felt-need’, but then go underneath that to show the deeper needs that the gospel is actually intended to fulfill.

When we do that, we actually expose and challenge some of the lies that our culture presents regarding how to meet the surface needs.”

~ Trevin Wax

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Written by Wayne

Wayne is a husband, father, avid reader and writer, and youth minister who happens to believe that Jesus is central to every aspect of life…the individual, family, society, government, philosophy, the arts…and everything in between. He’s committed to challenging preconceived notions about what it means to follow Jesus, and seeks to engage the culture instead of running from it.

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