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Tripadvisor for travels, Churchrater for worship?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

By inviting ordinary worshipers to post reviews from the pews, the website aims to help Christians navigate the more than 330,000 churches across the U.S. to find where they fit on Sunday morning.

This is a quote from an article about a new website called “ChurchRate.com” where people can view reviews on churches to help them decide what church to attend.

Are you kidding?

I’m a huge fan of the internet for shopping, comparing products, and researching services but this is NOT COOL! Who’s fault is that the people in America view the church just as a “Sunday morning chill spot?”

I’ve met many people who I’ve asked your typical “where do you go to church” and the response is “oh we’re just church shopping for now” Huh? No, not acceptable. Not even the term is to my liking. I know people relocate and need to find a place where to worship, but the Bible gives us direction on this.

Acts 13:52 says “The believers in Antioch were full of joy and the Holy Spirit.” In Acts 16:6 we see the Spirit guiding believers to where they should or should not go “They traveled through the region of Phrygia and Galatia because the Holy Spirit did not let them preach the message in the province of Asia.”

If we are considered to be a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ then we must also believe that the Holy Spirit (that He left as our Helper) will fill us with peace and joy and direct us to where we should be in everything we do, including the congregation where we worship and serve. Church is not for shopping – that’s my opinion.

Wait on God. Pray. It’s worth to it ask and wait. I’ve also met many, many people who have literally been lead to the place where they need to be. That’s either a place where they can serve or be restored and healed. God knows best, not a website. Besides, even the internet is NOT as accessible as God is. Thank you Jesus!

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  1. Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:41 PM

    It was very kind of you to notice us and take the time to write a few words about our project

    Thank you

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