19 July 2012
Bill The Church Hopper - By Jordan Mederich from worshiphousemedia on GodTube.
This is really a sad "churchy" take on people who go from one church to another when things don't work out. I mean, really??? Do you think any person in his right mind is going to wake up that early and spend several hours of his day for a free bagel and some Starbucks coffee? And let me add something else: churches are the ones who are encouraging church-hopping. Yes, they are. Have you read their ads? To hear them tell it, their church is the only one where "dynamic worship" happens or oh! The latest ad I got from a church informed me that "God is real" at their place.
Um. Yeah. Because if you're going to one of those other churches, they don't have "relevant" ministry, God isn't "real," worship isn't "contemporary," and the atmosphere is not "friendly." Seriously, these people would do well just to save their printing and postage costs and... I dunno... maybe minister to the people God ALREADY brought to their door?
Would the Apostle Peter send out mass-mailings? Emphasize the ways in which his particular church has lively services (thus implying everyone else is a fuddy-duddy)? Do "free" car washes and raise thousands of dollars to go on "life-changing" ministry trips to other countries, but then come home and still not talk to their neighbours or let their kids play with the autistic children next door? Yes, I'm going there.
Meh. It ain't worth the free bagel and the coffee or anything else, is what I'm figuring. But you have to credit the real church hopper (not this churched-up actor guy) for at least trying to find a place to fit in somewhere.