Metropolitan is extremely pleased to have David Asscherick with us on Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. However, we’ve run into a slight problem. Pastor Asscherick is known in Adventist circles as an intellectual, someone highly regarded by his peers, and an excellent speaker. Imagine our shock when he told us that he’s been a little stumped recently, and he’s not sure anymore what he actually knows!
He’s been traveling all over the world and is hearing and seeing the same type of problems, and he admits that he doesn’t know how to address them or what to do about them. He wants to speak with us, he says, and see what we’re thinking about these things, and maybe, we can find a way to move forward.
Well, we didn’t want to cancel the weekend, so we thought we’d just try to work with him. We are therefore inviting you to spend a weekend with David Asscherick, who is now The Man Who Knows Nothing.
On Friday evening, September 13, we’re going to have an old-fashioned rap session. Pastor Asscherick is gonna throw out some of the questions he’s been struggling with, and he wants us to help him answer them. Questions like:
- How do we reach punk rockers today?
- He was a punk rocker – and a successful one – before he joined the church. He doesn’t think that today we could get any punk rockers into our church. Can we? Would we have to change anything? Maybe we first need to decide – do we want punk rockers in our churches?
- What is my responsibility as a Christian? What exactly am I accountable for?
- Should I be giving my money to needy people? Am I required to do outreach, or can I get into heaven by making sure I attend service regularly? Do I have to like people? Help people overcome sin? Overcome sin myself?
- How do I develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus?
- How do I make Jesus real to the people I come in contact with?
- Should I proactively talk about Him, or wait for someone to ask me? If someone asks me, what should I say? Do I give a quick Bible study? Talk about Him using generic terms like “Supreme Being” or “Higher Power”? Do I pretend I have no idea what they’re talking about, but then DM them on Twitter with some Bible verses?
- If I’m doing something “wrong” consistently – sleeping with my girl, getting drunk, not returning tithe, whatever – should I just stay away from church?
- Why do we come to church anyway? Does it matter what I do outside Sabbath hours? By the way, should I tell somebody about these problems I have?
- How can leaders get young adults to be more active in church?
- Are young adults really leaving the church? If they are, does it matter that they’re going? Won’t they be back when they’re 45 and have two kids? Do the young adults even want to be more active?
We want this to be a discussion that actually means something. So come willing to share your thoughts. We’ll enjoy mood music, light refreshments and drinks, and try to help Dave get some answers.
Friday evening’s program takes place in the Metropolitan Activity Center at 7:30 p.m.
We’ll have a full day for you on Saturday. Join us at 11:00 for high praise: praise and worship, prayer and the spoken word – shared by Pastor Asscherick. Our last program will take place at 6:00 p.m. – more praise and worship, some interactive fun, and one more session with Pastor Assherick.
Trust us – although it sounds like an oxymoron – this weekend with The Man Who Knows Nothing will change your life. Plan to be with us on September 13 and 14.