///Learnings from Rock Harbor

Learnings from Rock Harbor

Sunday night was a great night at the 20-somethings service over at Rock Harbor. A great break from the normal routine for us – went over there with the director of venues, the membership pastor and the singles pastor from Saddleback. Here’s few of my thoughts and learnings for the night:

  • Announcement guys have a tough job at any church, even a cool one
  • Not everyone has to be trendy and cool to participate
  • It makes for a great look and feel when someone is intentional and passionate about look and feel (think trendy meets industrial with a splash of vintage)
  • You don’t have to be young to connect with the next generation
  • Sabatticals are a good thing for pastors
  • The cross is central and important in this church
  • Waiting in line to go into the sanctuary builds anticipation
  • People sitting on the floor since the seats were all taken is a good problem
  • Pop rock isn’t the only style of worship
  • Playful banter between worship leaders and speakers works in any setting
  • 20-somethings like to sing, too … not just observe


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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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