Monday, August 06, 2012
Should Churches Meet In Pubs?
Shore Vineyard Churches youth Pastor Calvin Culverwell in front of the Albany Sports bar and Café, where the church will be based.
Should churches meet in pubs and bars? I say "yes" because churches are about the people and it is good to go somewhere where the people are. The only issues I would have is if someone from the church has had difficulties with alcohol addiction in the past and this could be a problem, but I think as long as this hasn't happened, then this is great. I also think that Christians from this church would have to make sure no one is getting hammered, chopped, pissed, legless or drunk.
In too many instances I find Christians are too reluctant to get out into the real world and instead stay in their comfort zone, so this is a good way of doing that. It also shows that Christians aren't that fruity, many Christians enjoy are drink and pizza and even if you don't drink, you can get a Coke or the highly favoured lemon, lime and bitters.
Isn't church about the people, rather than where you meet?
Or do you think we should separate ourselves from the evil of this world and conforming to decaying society?
Do you think churches should meet in pubs and bars? I would be interested to hear your viewpoint.