Churches should be more like fast food restaurants.
I know, that sounds bizarre, and maybe it is. After all, the epiphany came to me while I was lying on my bed sick earlier today. But when was the last time you saw a huge McDonalds restaurant? I’m talking three stories high—with enough room and food for thousands of people? How about a Burger King that’s only open on Sundays and Wednesdays for a few hours? Doesn’t that sound ridiculous?
Fast food restaurants may be smaller than fancy restaurants, but they’re open almost 24/7. They’re always available. And while they may not be providing the best food, they’re still providing for people. Why can’t churches be more like this? Why do churches feel the need to build off of one location for so long, spending so much money and time on a place that people spend very little time in?
Maybe we could learn a few lessons from McDonalds, after all.