Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Which Bank?

a Biblical thought...
If anyone won't love the Master, throw him out. Make room for the Master! Our Master Jesus has his arms wide open for you. (1 Cor 16:22-23)

a Book thought...
Salvation is not going to heaven, but being raised to life in God's new heaven and earth. (p210 Wright)
a Dave thought...
Attending church today for many is like banking. If someone asks you which bank you go to the answer is no longer simple. You may deposit cheques at a certain branch, withdraw cash wherever convenient, but probably do most of your transactions online. Things have changed from 20 years ago where one branch would be constantly visited every week, as that place alone could meet your banking needs.
Today many younger people see church in much the same way. They may attend a certain church service on a Sunday morning occasionally to catch up with a friendship group, drop into a Sunday night service because they like the worship, go to cell group somewhere else because it is meaningful, and then chat, debate and discover new theological thoughts online. It is no longer a one church approach for many like years gone by. We live in an era of many choices and people will go where they need to when it comes to their faith, to get what they want.

Just a thought.


Anonymous said...

Excellent analogy Dave! I wonder what the implications are for TSA? Should we be a church that tries to make our religious services as attractive as the churches? Or should we be a movement that reaches out to people who aren't church consumers? I think the latter is our only option.

Stephen Court said...

We should be like those organisations that are giving out micro-credit loans to the poor - going in the complete opposite spirit of the corporate banks, and giving access to those who would normally have none.