Church Experience #2 – Jan 9, 2011
the Net Church – Chattanooga
No building? No worries!
For my first Chattanooga church experience of 2011 I decided to visit the Net Church that currently meets in the Rave movie theater off I-24 near the Moore Road exit (184). I decided to visit this church for two reasons: 1) I met the worship leader, MJ, at my company Christmas party back in December (his girlfriend was a newly hired employee) and he spoke passionately about his church, which is always good. And 2) I was really interested to see what a church that once had a billboard that promoted their website, www.ifyouhatechurch.com, was like (visit their website for an explanation). I’ve always been curious about the pros and cons of not having a church building. On one hand, it seems like such a waste for every single church to build another building. Do we really need that many church buildings? It seems like the ones we already have don’t even get used that much. On the other hand, I can see why a congregation would want their own space to hold events whenever they want. The people at the Net certainly didn’t seem like not having their own building affected them in the least, and they definitely did an excellent job of utilizing the movie theater space effectively.
Church at the movies?