The other day I heard an ad for a car dealership. They were touting their new showroom, which is 2 levels and has all sorts of goodies, including childcare and a cafe. My first thought was, why bother with all that stuff? Why not focus on having a good product at a good price?
Then I thought about churches. Lots of them now have coffee bars, cafes, elaborate play areas for kids, gift shops, and the like. And they do promotions, like a drawing for a free gas card or a sermon series ripped off from a TV show. Anything to get people in the door.
What if the car lot focused on selling cars and the church focused on preaching the Gospel?