3 Big Problems With Running A Church Like A Business


The Bible uses many colorful words to describe the church. It’s a family, a body, a fellowship, a holy people, a flock, and more.

But not a business.

In my previous post, I wrote about Why It’s A Bad Idea To Run A Church Like A Business. In today’s post, I want to get more specific about why.

Here are three ways running a church like a business can become problematic.

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2 thoughts on “3 Big Problems With Running A Church Like A Business”

  1. I see the church as a partnership taking off on the idea of koinonia. I see the church as fully engaged partners with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I need to use the word business like Jesus used the word. The church partners with Jesus in His Father’s business. As family member’s we are shaped by God the Father and our big brother’s business of seeking God and helping ourselves and others be at peace with God and their neighbors.

    Current business practices do have a place in the church. I have studied current business practices to make the organization and administration of the church practices better. Even marketing has a place in the church today. The best marketing is word of mouth just like was practiced in Acts 2:42-47. These current business practices add to my talent and skill to lead my church family to love others and follow Jesus.

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