Since moving into their new facility, Boyd and company have made moves to present scripture on issues he finds are important to the community, in a fashion that is accessible.
The first series, a musically-based series of sermons called “Back in Black” that features songs from AC/DC and other rock bands focused on what Boyd says is one of three relevant problems present in the community — money, sex and drugs.
The “Back in Black” series pointed to money and how, in the end, all worldly possessions belong to God.
The newest series, which kicks off Sunday, Feb. 13, and will be a four-part series, is called “Pure Sex.” Boyd says the idea is simply nothing more than pointing out that sex is something “God invented” and should be talked about openly.
“We’re going to deal with issues that are relevant to the community,” said Boyd. “Sex is something that is good and we’re going to talk about it in the certain parameters He puts it in. Society has ignored those parameters. He gave directions on how to use it.”
The four-part series is outlined with four sermons, essentially that sex is good and people shouldn’t hide from it, that God gave directions about how to use it, and about protecting yourself by using those directions. A third part will focus on “casting the first stone” and then a final sermon will discuss sex in marriage and “how to have the best sex ever.”
“We try to make the church an environment people will want to come to,” Boyd continued, adding that his creative team will use the stage at their new location to set up a bedroom such as would be done for a play. “We try to set the stage with each series.”
In the past year, Boyd said the congregation has had between 100 and 215 people attend each service, with some 180 showing up for that first Easter service nearly a year ago.
And Boyd and his congregation have taken some unique approaches to advertise the various series and events that have taken place and are planned at the church. Most recently, he purchased the web domain “www.floydcountysex.com.”
Those searching this site will be redirected to the Destination Community Church, where they will be updated on the upcoming “Pure Sex” series and can search past series.
Boyd said he anticipates some backlash from the community.
“We’re bracing for that,” he said. “The Bible talks about sex about 50 times, so that must be something He wanted to talk about. But we will be making announcements during the service and recommending parents take their children to the areas of the church used for children’s programs while the series is taking place.”
The services will be held four consecutive Sundays, beginning on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m.