How many seeker church services have been commandeered by the Commander and Chief of the Church, and gone longer than the hour they allot for Him to work in their midst?
Short segments of “worship” and crafty sermonette’s create short attention spans!
“Who may ascend the hill of the Lord” are for those who only climb hills that are more like speed bumps in their road to the rest of their lives.
When it takes longer to drive to church, park and enter the sanctuary than it does for the service you came to participate in one should wonder if it is worth the time. Unless the purpose of attending is not connecting to the Presence of the Person they are supposed to worship but the people who may help them in their “real” “life” connections.
Seeker leaders think they must shrink their services because their people have short attention spans.
Do they not realize they are creating a people who cannot focus for very long, and are catering to people who do not want to focus for very long?
What I hear them saying when they talk to me is, “My congregation is made up of children [immature people].” They don’t actually say that but that is what they are actually saying!
Their solution is short sessions. Using illustrative sermons much like a kid’s Sunday School lesson, they build props to prop up their lack of revelation in the Word.
Using “people are visual learners” they fall for the Madison Avenue method of marketing the messages they bring week in and week out, never understanding they are causing the Body to be weak, week after week.
“Meat is for the mature” never crosses their mind because to serve meat would require more time to digest. And time is not a commodity they trade in.
Seeker services are like a fast food restaurant.
“You know, we have to move this group out and get the next group in” is the mindset of the mindless.
Many act as if noon is the bewitching hour so lets move along because we’ve got lunch to consume. It makes me wonder if “their god is their belly” is applicable!
Unfortunately, numbers of attenders instead of the maturity of believers is a core value!
Serving food [a sermon] that is primarily pre-packaged [written by some sermon writer] that they have paid to access, they rarely access heaven to release fresh revelation. Left overs are constantly on the menu!
How do saints fall for the seeker sensitive model?
I have attended 3 seeker sensitive services. The longest I could stomach was 3 minutes! Within minutes I realized that what was being offered was not His Presence but “my program.”
I don’t have time for that!
Dr. Kevin M. Drury, DMin