Thursday, December 25, 2008
I was reading a old article in Christianity Today about multi-churches, multi site or multi venue. Basically, this is where there are two or more congregations who share the same message (one live and one via video). Now I can understand and I embrace what Streaming Faith is doing. If you are sick bed ridden and can't get to worship service they are there to provide a live service to you. But to actual get up get dress an go to a building were you get to watch the pastor on a big screen TV now I am not going to lie, I don't get it! Anyway , is the multi site church a good model? I want to no were this idea came from and who. This trend seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. I think that this phenomenon is a natural extension of the mega church trend in our culture that's my opinion. Anyway are multi-site churches good economy, or simply a way for a pastor to get a bigger ego? and control? I am for real! are there seriously not enough qualified, gifted pastors to lead these churches? Should we consider our churches as “brands,” like a Wal-Mart or Krispy Kreme donuts shop? How does all of this wash with Scripture? What would the Apostle Paul think? What do you think? I agree that this particular style of church is not for me, but if it is reaching people and doing the work God intended for it then who am I to stand in its way? For me I am more into a physical gathering rather than what appears to be a very unfriendly way of doing church. I just can't get with big screen church.