A week ago I posted about Forefront church, that gathers in a bar (among other places). Their pastor, Vince Antonucci, has posted another update, including this great story from after the service:
So check this out: Last night (week two) immediately after the service I went up to that guy and said, "Thanks for coming back." He said, "No, thank you. I would never go to church on a Sunday morning. This is perfect for me. Thanks for doing this for me." I answered, "No problem, man, I'm glad to be here." So he says, "Can I ask you a question. How much would it cost me for a service?" I was like, "Sorry, what do you mean?" He said, "How much would it cost me to have a service?" Me: "Sorry, I don't get what you mean." Him: "How much would it cost to get the guys to come out?" Me: "Do you mean our band?" Him: "Yeah." Me: "Ohhh, yeah, they play at stuff. I don't know how much it would cost. You'd have to ask Joe." Him: "Okay. See, I have a huge back yard, and I throw huge parties. Huge! So I'll buy all the food and all the drinks, and I'd like to have a service." Me: "A service?" Him: "Yeah, I'm going to invite all my friends, and then surprise them with a service. Just like what you guys did tonight. I want the sermon, the videos, the music." Me: "Wait a second. You mean that you want to have a church service in your back yard for your friends?" Him: Yeah. Just like you did tonight. How much would I have to pay?" Me: "Dude. If you invite all your friends over and let us have a church service in your back yard, you definitely don't have to pay!" Him: "Really?!?" Me: "Really!" Him: "Well, then I'll have you picked up in a limosine." Me: "Uhh, no, that's okay, I have a car." Him: "So you'd come out and do church for my friends for free." Me: "Yes!" Him: "Okay, then you can count on it, we'll do it on a Friday night."
Check out the entire post here.