envy

Do You Have a Case of Big Church Envy?

Brian Gowing says be better stewards of God’s money by looking at what could be done with what you have.

Prepare to be uncomfortable. You have fallen prey to Big Church Envy. You know who you are and what I’m talking about and you’re starting to squirm in your seat.

Just because a church the size of Willow Creek or Saddleback has a fantastic mondo sound, video, and lighting system doesn’t justify YOU spending that kind of money on equipment. These Big Churches are a different breed and can set the bar for the rest of us. That doesn’t mean we should copy them.

The Symptoms

It’s fun to drool over a Big Church’s latest $50,000 digital mixer or $100,000 lighting setup. Many small church techs crave the fancy equipment. Yes, it can make the tech’s life easier. Does it make the service sound better or look better? Maybe.

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