Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Discipleship and 7 Eleven


The most preposterous thing that modern Christianity has invented is the idea that church only happens every Sunday, even worse is the practice of making sure it lasts only 90 minutes.

Imagine a business that operates one day a week for 90 minutes. That business is headed for certain disaster. Sadly that’s the way modern day Christians operate the business of their God.

I can only guess why churches behave this way. One possible reason is they are not taking their “Father’s business” seriously. The other reason is they lack the “smarts” that the world has. One reason why Jesus said:

For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light. Luke 16:8b

Could it be that Jesus was telling us we can learn from some of shrewd practices of the people of this world. One of those is 7 Eleven Food Stores.

Unlike churches, 7 Eleven has mastered the art of doing business 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They are open for business to anyone who wants to transact with them.

In order to function like 7 Eleven churches need to think discipleship and not Sunday service. Making disciples who live in the world allows the business to be open anytime and anywhere.

By making disciples we empower people to minister in offices, homes, parks, restaurants, schools, hospitals, parties, shanties, malls, planes and everywhere else. Just like 7 Eleven we would be expanding our Father's business in multiple locations operating everyday 24 hours a day.

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2 comments:

Roe said...

Great blog, Pastor Joey!

Captain said...

It's funny, I work on the 7-Eleven account for IT services through my company. I started a bible study here at 7-Eleven's corporate office in Dallas and we minister to the people in the workplace.