I read a great quote from Peter Drucker today:
“The business of a church is to change people; the business of a corporation is to satisfy them.“
What I find interesting is that many companies advertise personal change through their product in order to attract/maintain customers. Buy this car, beer, toothpaste, clothes, etc. and you will be a new, sleeker, stylish person.
On the other hand, a lot of churches advertise personal satisfaction in order to attract/maintain a congregation. We have multiple services, different worship styles, kids program, etc. Come to our church and we will meet your needs and bring purpose for your life in a convenient package.
It’s funny how the lines blur.
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great post! like you, it’s been my experience that most churches are NOT in the business of changing people but rather are in the business of “feeding” its existing members and selling an experience that would attract other christians.
but hey, what do i know…