What??? Did we just write that? Okay calm down, we are not bashing Mega Churches or large Churches, in fact most of our team are part of some of the largest Churches in the country.
The point of this post is to dialog some discussion on what is really happening behind closed doors at some of the largest churches in the World.
As we know the Christian Industry is a multimillion dollar business. From books, sermon notes, and music, there are many products for sale. But what we wanted to focus on is what happens when you bring that business focus into the walls of the church?
Does selling your material to other churches really benefit the kingdom of God?
What about when someone works on staff for the Church and uses his or her private business to operate the functionality of the church? Double Dipping?
Even free content, many don’t know but free content is not really free at all. We do live in a world where products and delivery are not really free. Content has to be delivered and the church has to pay for it, but the real question is who owns the delivery networks where data is transfered?
A lot of times the answers to theses questions do not lie on the surface. I think it is important to seek the truth of how your church operates. Things always look good on the surface but I think what is important is the hidden leadership we don’t always see.
The point of this is, what would happen if we took the Mega Church Business, and made it a Mega Giving Business? Would children get feed, would lives get saved?
We’ll leave this question open for discussion.