Should we be concerned about how to market our Churches better?
When the religious leaders saw the outrageous things he was doing, and heard all the children running and shouting through the Temple, “Hosanna to David’s Son!” they were up in arms and took him to task. “Do you hear what these children are saying?”
Jesus said, “Yes, I hear them. And haven’t you read in God’s Word, ‘From the mouths of children and babies I’ll furnish a place of praise’?
Source: Matthew 21:15-16 (The Message)
Jesus, in the eyes of the religious leaders, was doing some outrageous things. If Jesus came into a church today, would he do something similar? Maybe. Probably.
In some churches, I find book stores, food courts, coffee bars and kiosks of every kind. After they have tried to extract every penny out my bank account, eventually a place to worship, if you can call it that.