The Church in America…

2 May

Here is an excerpt for a Lark News Article that i think illustrates well (and humorously) what I was trying to say about the church in the post below…

DENVER — Connection Metro Church, which used its foyer coffee bars to attract visitors to its eight satellite churches in the Denver area, has decided to abandon ministry altogether to focus on coffee.
“People liked the coffee a lot better than the ministry, according to congregational surveys, so we’re practicing what we preached and focusing on our strengths,” says former teaching pastor and now chief marketing officer, Peter Brown.
Many in the congregation seem downright relieved.
“The sermons were okay, but the vanilla frappes were dynamite,” says one woman who regularly attended the church for two years so she could enjoy the special brews. “I even brought my Jewish neighbors and they loved them.”

Read the whole hilariously thing here.  No it’s not true…but given our current ministry culture it could be.

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2 Responses to “The Church in America…”

  1. mikevandrie May 2, 2008 at 2:56 pm #

    Great post.

    While this is fake, I totally believe that this is how most church goers who were being honest would really think.

    Just look at how most church goers live. I would say that they go for the coffee and not for Jesus.

  2. Joel Shaffer May 2, 2008 at 3:35 pm #

    Got to love how Lark news pokes fun at the idiosyncratic nature of the evangelical church!

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