I thought I would share this interesting link about a church that plans to build a McDonalds in its facility to attract more church members.
The church is experiencing a decrease in its attendance. I wonder why.
So… what do they decide to do then? Do they pray harder for the “lost souls?” Do they start a campaign to reach out to the “least of these?” Or do they revise how they have been reflecting God’s message and try to be more spiritual and Christ-like? If you think it may have been one of the above, you are completely wrong.
They are raising funds to put a McDonald’s franchise inside a place of worship. Can you believe this?
Can I have fries with that order of holy burger, please? Can I have holy water to drink?
“It’s time for churches to engage with entrepreneurship,” writes the group on its IndieGoGo site. “By combining a church and a McDonald’s we can create a self-sustaining, community-engaged, popular church, and an unparalleled McDonald’s restaurant.“
It claims that, in the United States alone, three million people leave the church. You can include me in that statistic. So they think of combining church with McDonalds. After all, this particular restaurant “brings communities together.” So why not have a church use this company to help bring its community together as well? I mean, who needs prayer and Bible studies, when you can have McMass?
What are they going to think of next? DisneyMass?
This is an example of how screwed up today’s church is. They notice that they are losing members, so they start acting “in the flesh.” Instead of focusing more on the spiritual, they think more about raising millions of dollars to buy a franchise. Instead of thinking about how to send the message of love and compassion that God brought through Jesus, they think about how to attract people with burgers and fries.
Am I the only one embarrassed about this? And we wonder why people, particularly skeptics, criticize today’s church.
What would Jesus do if he walks inside one of these McMass projects? Would he throw out all the McDonald’s staff who work in the church, like he did at the temple in Jerusalem 2000 years ago?
“I’m loving it.”
You can see the full story on the Indie GoGo website here. http://igg.me/at/mcmass/x