I recently opened a local church website to see what they were about. I read a little of this and that and then noticed a very common thing I had seen before. The site said, “Closed, will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday.” Can this Temple Model be the right way to use resources?
I have driven by this facility several times while out and about and it is a very fine building in an excellent location. I would guess the building value at a couple of million dollars (maybe more). A ‘church service’ is about two hours long on Sunday (usually) from 10 am to 12 noon. It just seems like a lot of resources to only be used weekly for a two-hour function. The rest of week one can drive by this and most church facilities and they are empty, quiet and well kept until the next Sunday. There’s just something not right about all this. There is no other model for pleasure, business, enterprise, hobby or whatever with this kind of disparity verses function verses investment. It is a high price for a Temple, a Temple Professional(s), a Temple Band and a Temple Parking Lot. I am not opposed to church buildings but I am opposed to the way most of them are used or (not used).
“I tell you, there is one here who is even greater than the Temple!” Jesus