Ambience Church Structure:
Ambience, Excellence, opulence and the impressionable… (Read carefully please and patiently)
Some Years ago ,we ( myself and some fellow believers )had this tour of cities in the United States ,we visited several churches ..
Most if not all had exquisite structures, great ambience etc…
We were shown around the facilities including sports facilities, recreation spots, including Christian nite clubs etc…
Whilst I was wondering what in the world a church was doing with all these…
In one of the churches, our guide tried to “exegete “why they had a Christian nite club at all talk less of within the church facility, he retorted ” you know if we don’t provide all these, they will get attracted to it elsewhere, so we invite them for drinks etc after a while of coming we preach Christ to them but slowly”
I chuckled and couldn’t hold back my tears of laughter…
What did I just hear????
Till I heard one of those in our team exclaim
“This is very great, that’s what we have been trying to get pastor to see in Nigeria, when we return, and we shall impress it upon him.”
As I heard, I responded “what? Please do not bring this funny style into Nigeria, we have had enough of the vestiges of their backslidden state here, we don’t have issues in Nigeria with preaching the gospel with power!”
That’s how many strange things found its way into our church ministries.
Ambience Church Structure The Negative Side:
The reason many quickly hug this ridiculous approach is lack of prayer and power.
Several lack of exposure to such and above all laziness to do proper ministry.
Several love this “ambience” etc because they simply aren’t exposed to such and can easily be awed by it.
I have seen more ambience and opulence and even unrivaled around the world but not churches, so to use that to draw me like bone to a dog won’t work.
But not for many who are enamored because of their back ground and lack of exposure (do not get me wrong, my background was far from such exposure but not afterwards)
Some posters on Facebook would almost” die “to know someone from Australia reads their posts.
That’s an apostolic commission, they can now rival Joseph prince, bishop Oyedepo in ministry status, after all “oyinbos” dey read .
It gets them over the moon.
He won’t have been, if he had been well traveled, schooled and done business overseas.
So they feel really great
Never mind them, they are just been impressionable.
It’s ridiculous things we celebrate.
The Irony Of Ambience Church Structure:
To add to these, when people need answers to problems, they travel far, some into forests, including the well-traveled internationally, into some of the most ridiculous places for solutions.
Anyone Truly hungry for Christ won’t ever look at “ambience”, ushers, won’t ever require “red carpet”, whether you meet in a five star building, or start gauging how exquisite the pastor and his crew of entertainers dress or appear ,
If these are what tick the boxes for you…It’s one of two things
You are either little or not exposed at all to such in any Sphere
You are just a carnally ruled believer and at times not even a believer in truth.
This is why many upon leaving our shores and seeing the western world in its “glory” not within church, eventually grow cold spiritually and some even into very strange beliefs.
It’s the child born by this nearly devilish version of Christianity.
Nothing wrong in properness,
But don’t cross the line into crass obscene show of entertainment in the name of excellence.
Like I always say, don’t allow any one make complicated your simple devotion to Christ
So you can’t worship well because of no air conditioners, model of musical instruments, texture of church seats, sound quality, no stage lights etc…
Is Holy Spirit Behind Ambience Church Structure:
Pray tell, where did you set out to attend????
Something is wrong with us!
Let me close with the comment a Chinese believer made after visiting one of such “ambient ” facilities, he had been shown round and was expected to be wowed by the show of opulence and exquisiteness ..
He said “great at what we can do without the Holy Spirit”
Then he asked,” you are yet to show me what the Holy Spirit is doing amongst you”
Those words should resonate true Christianity in us and reverberate true worship.
1 Corinthians 2:2,4-5 KJV
 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
4] And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Hope this blessed you
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About The Author:
Pastor Chris Segun Onayinka is a Nigerian Pastor and a profound teacher of the word of God who teaches explicitly, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the New Creation realities. A Nigerian lawyer by profession, He is the founder and senior Pastor of The Saints Community Church