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The dangers of a consumer church

November 2, 2010

Ed Stetzer has written a good article for Q ‘How Christian Consumers Ruin Pastors and Cheat the Mission of God’. Here are some highlights:

Opening with the bruising,

“Millions of Americans live in the shadow of churches that have become consumer Christian centres, but pastors are ruined and the mission of God is cheated when consumers enjoy goods and services from their local church.”

to the equally timid,

“God cannot receive glory in the church when pastors are always up front receiving the credit and doing the things that their consumerist congregants should be doing.”

and finally,

“These are serious issues in our faith communities if we truly believe that God desires to work through His church. We risk more than the implementation of poor practices. The very mission of God is at stake.”

Read the whole thing

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