Monday, July 21, 2008

Church Buildings

Okay, I've decided to get your help with a part of my new project.

I’m trying to make a list of the pros and cons of having a church building. What I’d like for you to do is provide a list of the pros and cons you see in having a church building. Tell me your personal views and, if you attend a church, I’d love to hear what success or struggles your church has been through related to buildings.

You can reply anonymously through the comment botton below (but if your comfortable using your name, it makes the conversation a bit more personal - your choice).



Anonymous said...

For me they're all cons, I'm Claustrophobic.

Dave said...

LOL - so I guess you'd prefer a really BIG building or none at all.

How do you feel about small groups meeting in homes?


Anonymous said...

As most homes have windows I can manage.

Our employer kindly provided a small office for us to use for lunchtime prayer group. It has no window. I cannot maintain control of my nerves in this tiny room for an hour. So I talk with those who attend after hours.

Anonymous said...

Pros: Well Dave, buildings allow large groups of Christians a place to come for meetings, and this is where we begin to form relationships. We really 'do' Church in small groups, in our homes, but how did we first meet each other? In 'a church'.

Cons: They inhibit change, they influence leaders' decisions, they consume resource, they create division, they nurture 'pew-warmers', they create unholy individual-identities for churches, they show unbelievers where our heart really lies.