Sunday, October 05, 2003

Evangelical Megachurchism

Entertain them and they will come. Although in some fairness to the megachurch discussed in this article, it does engage in a lot of charity work for the poor.

At worship services today, [Adventure Christian Church Pastor Rick] Stedman and other church leaders will officially open their $12.3 million state-of-the-art sanctuary that holds more people than the Sacramento Community Center Theater. Churchgoers will be able to watch services from theater-style chairs in the main auditorium or on flat-screen plasma TVs in the coffee shop or bookstore.

The church -- or campus as members call it -- has a library, a prayer room, a K-3 school and an area that will be turned into a maternity boutique where low-income women can shop for free once a month.

"It will be as nice as a Nordstrom and will have everything from free day care to personal shoppers," said Executive Pastor Don Brewster.

A baseball diamond and a soccer field are in the works.

Nearly 6,000 people are expected to attend one of the three services in the new facility every week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

for the record... the debt for the building project actually is $23 million. and the coffee shop doesn't have plasmas, the lobby does.