Christianity Thomas on 18 May 2010 12:25 am
If you have been to a “modern” church service at a megachurch, the pattern described here is all too familiar:
Over and over and over again every Sunday. What do Christians get out of this? How could such a service drive the construction of $100 million churches?
First Baptist Church of Dallas has raised more than $115 million for a new campus, surpassing what any Protestant megachurch has ever collected toward a project.
The new state-of-the-art campus is reportedly the largest church expansion program in modern history. By March 2013, FBC will have a 1.5 million-square-foot campus complete with a new 3,000-seat worship center, a six-floor education building, recreation areas, a sky bridge made of glass, a fountain and a parking garage.
He prayed, “As we build this church physically … we pray you will build it spiritually. We pray this church will be a lighthouse, a beacon of Your truth drawing people to the cross of Jesus Christ.”