Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Freeloader, Get OUT of This Church!

Wow! Take a look at what THIS church did! To read the full story click on http://www.larknews.com/september_2006/index.php

WINSTON-SALEM — Julie and Bob Clark were stunned to receive a letter from their church in July asking them to "participate in the life of the church" — or worship elsewhere.
"They basically called us freeloaders," says Julie.
"We were freeloaders," says Bob.
In a trend that may signal rough times for wallflower Christians, bellwether mega-church Faith Community of Winston-Salem has asked "non-participating members" to stop attending.
"No more Mr. Nice Church," says the executive pastor, newly hired from Cingular Wireless. "Bigger is not always better. Providing free services indefinitely to complacent Christians is not our mission."

2 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

We spent 2 years at a mega church of 8,000. Some people were healing from difficult church experiences elsewhere. This is understandable. There are many walking wounded. The music usually heals whatever the ailment is in a few months. Music does that. After a reasonable period, believers should want to get back "into harness." But if they take a year or more, they're not healing and they need a friend to challenge their thinking (i.e. a counselor).

11:16 PM  
Blogger Ed said...

Huh, I hope everyone knows that larknews.com is a spoof web page on the church - the article is not something that actually happened. I do like to read larknews - it is a good laugh!

2:41 PM  

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