Seeker sensitive is a Protestant strategy for putting people in the pews by removing anything offensive and using moderns methods of entertainment to present the Gospel . . . or at least the un-offensive parts. The idea is to make new-comers feel welcome when they come in the door. It’s also a very “needs” based approach to ministry - make sure to have lots of clubs and groups to meet people’s social and practical needs. Preaching and teaching is focused on what God can do for you, and avoids topics such as the cost of discipleship and holiness.
Personally, I don’t like this approach at all. It forces the Church to water down the Gospel in order not to offend, but Jesus came right out and said that the Gospel will offend. We have to teach about sin cause that’s a major part of our mission, yet that WILL offend.
Plus, putting butts in the seat doesn’t mean we have comverts to Christ. I’m not against large churches as long as it’s filled with committed, faithful believers.
Jesus addressed this issue if you think about it. He was constantly followed by ever-increasing crowds of people. People who wanted to hear from the prophet and follow God, but alos those who were curious to see a miracle or to be fed by the loaves and fish. Jesus cleared out all but the serious seekers of God by telling them the cost of discipleship - his disciples need to eat the flesh of the Son of Man. I think that’s the approach we should take. Preach the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Those whom God is drawing will come, others will run the other way.