As we take a deeper look at Consumerism in the Church, we have to understand what exactly is meant by consumerism in our ministries.
Lets start with the gospel. The gospel is clearly about a RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ. And also to share that relationship with others that do not know him.
So somewhere in time we became about extravagant buildings, only allowing a certain social group to participate, and many programs that entertain fellow believers.
Francis Chan in a recent magazine issue talked about what it would be like if we were stranded on a desert island and had nothing but the bible to start a church.
What would we do if we did not have the option to build million dollar buildings, start thousands of dollars of programs, etc?
Let the innovation begin
Be sure to check out Troy Gramling this Tuesday on innovativeministryleader.com
In the past we have commented on the pre-fabrication of worship music, and how it feels sometimes we are just praising a favorite song or artist.
A friend of ours, Chris Fann has posted a great post titled “Church Music Makes me Hate Myself.” Be sure to check it out.
Let us know your thoughts.
Cindy in South Dakota, has recently posted an amazing post on A New/Old Model for Church in the Post-Modern Age. This is a great post following up many things we talked about last week. Her blog site is an amazing place to dive deep into scripture on a weekly basis.
You can visit her blog by clicking here.
We are currently reading a book called Deliberate Simplicity. Expect a review in the coming weeks. This is an amazing book on how the church can do more by doing less.
We wanted to share a quote that we firmly believe in from Dave. “We believe if we can get God’s people to simply love God and love people, the church cannot be stopped.” Simple words but so much truth.
Be sure to stop back by for a full review on this book in a few weeks.