Pr. Matt and Merry introduce their new series, Being a 21st Century Church. Is this important part of our culture and society dying or coming to life? They go over some numbers that look grim for the institution. But, they then go over numbers that help us better understand where people find hope for today and promise for tomorrow. They conclude by saying that congregations should focus less on the survival of the institution and more on building relationships within the communities they are situated. Along the way, they chat about Pr. Matt getting another year older, and fall into a bit of a blooper real trying to introduce their new subject.