Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Attractional Church and Enticement Ministry

My latest SearchWarp piece has arrived:

Missional and Attractional, Part 8

It finishes up the chart, covering gradual, implied gospel (and enticements) versus regular, explicit gospel.

A taste:
Aside from the fact that the data shows that as megachurches increase, the number of Christians in America as decreased, the practical result of the attractional church's reliance on enticement ministry is that Jesus becomes less important than the enticement. Jesus is suddenly the timeshare you try to sell somebody after you've lured them to Florida with the promise of sunshine and pina coladas. All of a sudden, Jesus is Amway. He's a pill hidden in a chocolate. Or something.

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