2.13.2006

What's Next?

The First Baptist Church of Grapevine is operating an alcohol-free bar. "No smoking is allowed and the closest thing to alcohol is 'Baptist beer' -- slang for Dr Pepper."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This church is reaching out for members. My friend is a member and recently told me that the former preacher who focused on Bible study was losing membership to other churches!

What is next after a bar with no booze and no smoking....dancing with no music????

So much for Bible teaching preachers...members want entertainment and a chance to get together at the bar after work before going home. Or to watch a football game together!

Whatever happened to going to church to worship and learn how to live and spend time with your family and helping out people less fortunate???

Of course, part of the money spent for the bar and bartender could go to the poor, the widows, the elderly. Who told us to do that????

comment4U said...

Kind of pathetic...if it's an 'outreach' effort, rather than an alternative to the rotten beer-serving joints. Although, er, I kinda like the beer myself...=)

gofish said...

I don't know that it's a bad idea but I agree with 7:47 that we are here to serve. Hopefully, it recharges their batteries, puts a little caffeine and sugar in their system and they do go out and help those who need help.

Anonymous said...

Hey 7:47 lighten up. The church is reaching out for members for sure.

Why not add a full service restaurant, a mini golf course, a motel and a medical facility?

And you are right. Worship has become entertainment. The music is so loud, God's voice is drowned out.

Not much different from the world is it?

Anonymous said...

Psalm 150:

Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,

4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,

5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals

Think God's voice has gotten softer? I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Hey How many here are reaching out?

Anonymous said...

I reach out. I reached out and touched someone this morning actually. Of course the barista at Starbucks didn't appreciate my gratuitous boob grab but I DID touch someone. Lighten up, they are just trying to fit in with the very unreached 20 somethings that are tired of the bar scene. I commend them. And how boring if all money was spent on the poor and widows. Are they the ONLY one's who need help/social life/place where everyone knows your name? Lighten up 7:47.

CR

Collectionsite said...

Comment4u ever think going Catholic ....
We serve Wine :)
We exercise alot .. Kneel .. Stand .. Pray .. Kneel .. Sit .. Stand .. etc ..

Hey Folks whatever Brings them in the door to praise God can not be that bad .. can it?

Anonymous said...

Funny as I saw several PROMINANT Wise County (Decatur) Baptist men purchasing hard liquor in a close by (south US 81/287) store. I think if you are against alcohol publically, you should be in private as well. PRACTIVE WHAT YOUR PREACH DOUG!

Anonymous said...

They are doing good by trying to reach out. If it gets them "in the door" to hear The Message, then it's on their hearts what they do from there. I don't know for sure and this is purely a guess, but I'd be willing to bet they use funds from the place to further other ministries. The place will most likely be Christ-centered as well.

Anonymous said...

Many of us are truly blessed by the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas.

The Vision of the Cathedral of Hope is to be a community of hope
proclaiming God’s inclusive love,
removing barriers to faith, and
empowering all people to grow in grace toward wholeness.

Anonymous said...

"Baptist Beer" is nothing but an insult to Dr. Pepper.

Anonymous said...

Who's DOUG?