More Church Traffic Jams

July 27, 2009 by

National Community Church pastor Mark Batterson visited Woodlands Church in Texas this weekend and shared this perspective:

“When I got to Woodlands Church I couldn’t believe how many cars were in the turn lane. And I had this thought: how cool that a church is causing a traffic jam. We need a few more traffic jam churches.”

Maybe traffic jams are indicative of everything wrong with megachurches, but you’ve got to love Batterson’s underlying point: lots of people coming to church is worth celebrating.

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4 Responses to “More Church Traffic Jams”

  • David
    July 27, 2009

    It isn’t uncommon to have the Sheriff out at the local church helping with the traffic.
    Nothing like being a part of the community.

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  • Daniel
    July 27, 2009

    This post is needlessly negative. You could leave your hatred for megachurches in your heart instead of using it to belittle Pastor Mark’s statement.

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  • John
    July 27, 2009

    Hmmm…celebrating people attending church of the Woodlands? Having been there, I think not.

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  • UptownHippie
    August 11, 2009

    I think a great next step would be for churches who face that “problem” to examine their environmental impact. Maybe there could be sign-up sheets in the lobby/message board on the website for carpools? Perhaps they could make sure there are good, secure racks for people to store their bikes?

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