Recently I was having a conversation with a CEO of a large corporation and I was expressing my concern that the location of some of our church buildings makes them difficult to find. He replied:
“Location does not matter a church is like a restaurant, if the chef in the kitchen is delivering high quality food then people will find it and come from everywhere.”He has a point, great preachers/leaders attract crowds no matter where they are-that is a fact of life. I want to support high quality chefs and celebrate the large churches that are formed often as a result of God using their giftedness. It is also important that we should aim to produce high quality chefs...
but I have some questions?
- Should a church have as one of its main strategies, to grow, the employment of a “master chef"?
- Should we just accept that when a "master chef" moves on church numbers will decline?
- Does location matter?
- What do you think of the metaphor –“Church is like a restaurant”?