I don’t know if any of you have heard of this. I think i’m somewhat slow of hearing of this, but you HAVE to check this out. I call it Bathroom Evangelism! Go to the site and scroll down and witness on churches attempt at being more evangelistic.
My website is about using discernement and deciding whether what you believe is preference or principle. This is that applied to evanglism. Now, do I abhor this idea on the basis of preference or principle? Is this just unappealing to my individual tastes or contrary to biblical standards and directions for church ministry?
Here are a few quotes I found interesting:
Our men’s room gives members a reason to invite people to church. That is what CFC is all about; reaching those who have become disenchanted with religion but are searching for a relationship with Jesus Christ. When you come, you may want to stay for a cup of freshly brewed latte or espresso of your choice and experience God in a unique atmosphere.
your mission is not to ‘enchant’ people to religion, but to bring them to the feet of Christ. big difference there. the last sentence makes me want to throw up in my mouth. “Expereience God in a unique atmosphere”?!?! How exactly are they expereincing God by drinking coffee and peeing in a themed bathroom? Where does this stop? “hey, lets decorate the lobby like a jungle! Why not turn the sanctuary into the deck of the Starship Enterprise!
The finished product was celebrated with a full-blown ribbon cutting ceremony and the efforts are already paying spiritual dividends. A visitor in attendance was so moved that she returned later in the week with a guest from Tulsa who took photographs and was very excited about a concept so outside the box.
Yeah, it probably had nothing to do with this becoming a large local story and people wanting to see a bathroom rather than hearing the gospel.