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Burger King Baptist Church?

In a conversation with a layperson of a church searching for leadership I was given a fantastic quote. This person tried to describe the loss of vision and lack of leadership by illustrating the seemingly endless fancies that now dominate the church.

The quote:
"We've become Burger King Baptist Church where its 'have it your way' for everyone. If someone wants to do something, they do it."

This is a layperson looking at the situation saying "We need leadership."

Many churches do not really want Pastors or Shepards. They want curators or caretakers. That's well and good except that the bible presents the church as a body with a mission. Poor alignment and a lack of leadership leaves the church vulnerable to becoming 'Burger King Baptist'.

The church shouldn't make the focus 'Have it your way' so much as it should focus on sending the message 'Have it Christ's way'.

posted by Tally Wilgis @ Friday, May 16, 2008


At 12:50 PM, Blogger Happy Mommy said...

Burger King Baptist! I have also heard Bedside Baptist where you don't even have to go to church, just lay in bed and watch....


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