For a bit of fun to help you through your week, check out Monday Morning Insight’s discussion of what the church would look like if it were run like an airline. Really, it’s just a look at what would be some fees the church could charge. Maybe this is a good way for you to weather the economic downturn? (Kidding, do not take that suggestion.)
- All aisle seats are now $10/week. Back row premium seating available for $20 per week
- Cell phone ringing during service: $50 one time charge
- Hit job on the organist (rates vary per city/church)
- Read the full list…
I would go beyond just the fees:
- You would arrive on a Sunday only to find out the service didn’t begin until Monday, and if you didn’t stick around, you would lose five hundred bucks.
- When you arrived, the greeters would be intensely angry and have already worked 14 hours for slim wages.
- As you entered the bulletin-pickup area, there would be a very, very strangely long waiting time between the bulletins getting to church and arriving in your hands.
- Communion would only be served in long services, and getting wine instead of grape juice would be five dollars.
When you look at airline business strategy, I guess church marketing doesn’t seem so bad.