Consumerism in the Church: Part I: What if Starbuck’s marketed like the church?

A friend of mine passed this along to me this morning. It’s really funny. Sadly, I see this behavior every week at church, even from myself.

 

 

Praise the coffee! Pass the muffins.

As funny as the video is about the odd behavior demonstrated at churches there is a question begging to be addressed in lieu of the video, which is, how does a church effectively reach out to its community without being consumer driven in its focus? That is, how do we keep from becoming more concerned with what flavor of coffee is meeting with our guests satisfaction than with presenting a clear presentation of the gospel, as well as, providing Christians with a service in which they can worship?  (more to come)

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2 thoughts on “Consumerism in the Church: Part I: What if Starbuck’s marketed like the church?

  1. As a Starbucks drinker and a still-growing Christian, I can so relate to this. The bumper stickers really got me.

    I know I have felt like these customers feel while visiting churches right now in our life and I have probably acted like these church people are acting.

  2. Since when did Sunday morning become the hour to reach lost people? The early church met to worship not to evangelize.

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