What you won’t see at one of the region’s fastest-growing churches: pastors in robes or suits, crosses or icons, pews, traditional choirs, or stained glass. What you will see: pastors in jeans, dramatic stage lighting, stadium seating in a 2,000-seat auditorium, rock bands and stage smoke, giant multimedia screens and graphics, a coffee bar, a food court and a bookshop, along with animal-themed murals in the kids wing.
I personally think this is sad. It feels like they just want people to show up and give donations and that this really isn’t about worshiping the Lord at all. It’s about being as flashy and crowd-pleasing as possible to get money flowing in from having more butts in the seats.
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