The 21st Century Church

iChurch: The 21st Century Church

Stumbled onto a cool post the other day about how church should be like an Apple store. I couldn’t agree more; too bad it seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

The church of the 21st century should borrow some concepts from the iPhone. It should be:

  • On the 3G Network: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit
  • GPS-based: Founded on God’s perfect road map––the Holy Bible
  • Mobile: A church on the move with a timeless, universal message
  • Hi-tech: relevant, innovative, cutting-edge delivery of the uncompromising Truth
  • Hi-Touch: Reaching out to those far from Christ, ministering to people’s needs with a “hands on” approach, and touching the hearts of many to pursue Christ relentlessly
  • High demand: Sought after worship experience with people lining up at the door to hear God’s timeless truths
  • Modern and trendy: Constant updates to the delivery of the message in order to meet current cultural demand
  • Little “i”: A place where “I” am insignificant and the focus is on the lost
  • Nearly limitless in its capabilities and capacity

Although the shoebox-sized cell phone of the 80’s is no longer vogue today, the concept is the same. Likewise, the church of yesterday may not be as effective at reaching the lost for Christ but the concept has not changed––the Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever; the message never changes, just the way it gets communicated. Like the iPhone is changing the way business, and life in general, gets done, the 21st century church should change the way church gets done.


3 responses to “iChurch

  1. The church should be more like the Apple Store, except without all the cursing in the back room.

  2. Brian – that is very good. D’art, I am glad that you made that clarification about the cursing.

  3. Hey Brian,

    I might use this same material about the iphone being like a church–for my own blog. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Enjoy reading your blog!

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