A few friends and I were talking the other day about churches that have a great children’s show (not necessarily a great children’s ministry). my friend recently started attending such a church, and admitted that, while he struggles with the theology behind the program and so much else, it’s just so easy.
We got talking about the play places and puppet theaters and air hockey tables and prize counter (with coupons to trade in for candy and toys, given out for various do-good behaviors) and loud pop music and video screens and multiple gaming systems and…
And he accidentally coined a brilliant term. He meant to say it was like chuck e. cheese. But he said it was chuck e. church.
Yes. Chuck e. church. so many possibilities. (for you non-americans, chuck e. cheese is a restaurant chain that pulls kids in — and their parents — with nice play structures, video games and those kinds of games that give little tickets that can be exchanged for crap prizes, as well as horrid pizza.) I’m sure the animatronic kiddie worship band of furry animals singing pharaoh, pharaoh can’t be far from happening.