The Church Doesn’t Need Any More Coffee Bars’

Kimberli is struggling to adjust to her new life as a widow with two very young children. On her blog entitled “A Young Widow’s Story” she shares her battles with grief and pain with the world, and one of her recent posts really struck a chord with me. Way too often today churches seem to be much more concerned about keeping up with the latest trends than with bringing in the presence of Jesus. The following is an excerpt from “Why the church doesn’t need anymore coffee bars“

Is there room for Jesus in your church? In many large churches in America today, things are so tightly scheduled and choreographed that people couldn’t be spontaneous even if they wanted to be. For those ministries that have multiple services on Sundays, the goal is to get people in, put on a good show, and then get them out the door before the next batch arrives. In so many churches, if the pastor dares to go a few minutes long people start getting really antsy. And once the service is over, most people bolt for the doors so that they can get to whatever it is that they would rather be doing on that particular day. Once upon a time in America, going to church was not about watching a show. We actually used to have something called “worship services” where people truly worshiped the Living God. And when the conviction of the Holy Spirit fell, people would actually run up the altar to pray and confess their sins. But nobody really does that today. After all, what would people think?…..Read More