Talk about “missing the point”? The last thing a church needs is to be aligned with a “Fast food” franchise! and to be serving the fast food during a service.
It basically tells you how far away from understanding God’s Word this group has gone! When you need to have your belly filled in order to keep your attention while in a church service there is something seriously wrong.
Eating should be done outside Church, if people are “hungry” for food they should eat before they come to church. Not to mention this is basically giving an avenue for the “money changers” to operate in a Church!
1 Corinthians 11:20-22:
“Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk. What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you in this? I do not praise you.”
Have you ever imagined sitting through a church service while munching on a Big Mac meal?
Well, a campaign group now hopes to make the idea a reality by introducing McDonald’s in to the church.
The ‘McMass’ group believes more people would visit church if they could combine their communion wafer and red wine with a burger and fries.
The group, led by Paul Di Lucca, a creative director at the church branding agency Lux Dei design, want to raise $1million to build the first McDonald’s church.
They have set up a page on the IndieGoGo fundraising site, but have so far received just $104 in donations.
‘It’s time or churches to engage with entrepreneurship. By combining a church and a McDonald’s we can create a self-sustaining, community-engaged, popular church, and an unparalleled McDonald’s restaurant’, he writes on the group page.
He continues: ‘We’ve all had the experience of driving through a community and seeing beautiful, old, churches that are falling into disrepair.
‘Perhaps these churches suffer from low attendance, and are only used a few days a week – they may even be entirely vacant.
‘Churches need to financially support themselves, bring in public traffic and to re-assert their position as gathering places.
‘Church architecture is wonderful are often centrally located. However these attributes are wasted without an audience.
‘We need to solve this problem soon or church communities as we know them will cease to exist. The McMass Project is helping churches keep pace in the modern world.’
The project group has said they are currently seeking a suitable church partner to work with and hope to raise funds by selling memorabilia, including T-shirts carrying the hashtag #Feast4Jesus.
Unsurprisingly, the controversial idea was criticised by many church-goers, who took to the group’s Facebook page to express their disgust.
One user, David Falter wrote: ‘Business and Church shouldn’t be in the same sentence. Don’t you remember reading the scripture about Jesus being upset with a temple for making it a place to sell and buy?’
Another said: ‘I’m all for innovation and doing things outside of the box but this idea is just horrific. Why not support local stores that are healthy? Ones that have things like morals and principles? Things that should accompany churches?