Louie Giglio (preacher) and Chris Tomlin (worship leader) are planting a church in Atlanta.
Some people are upset.
They are concerned because of the potential for Passion Church to "suck up" believers from other churches, folks who may be attracted to Passion Church because, well, let's face it: Louie Giglio and Chris Tomlin are much cooler than what most of us have going in our churches. There is brand name recognition.
And that may (and probably will) happen. That sucks.
1. Do you really think losing people who are interested in the celebrity factor is a loss?
2. I've said it before: If you treat your church like a business, you will treat other churches like competition.
I'm going to be praying more and more churches that center on the gospel and celebrate God-centered worship rise up all over the place. We could use a lot more of them in my city.