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Texas Pastor Launches First Ever Drive Thru Church

A pastor in Texas has turned comedy into real life. Well you see in the never ending bid to appear relevant…

A church in Texas is trying an unconventional method to reach people in their community. Parishioners attending the new “Sanctuary Under the Sky” in southeast Collin County never even have to get out of their cars. The drive-through church meets a high school parking lot in Lucas, Texas.

Everyone picks a spot, cranks up the air conditioner, and tunes the car radio. Then they sit back and listen to the service. David Ray, who pastors the Presbyterian Church of the Master, launched the drive-in church with the mission of reaching the unchurched.

He says the decision to do the drive-in church is one he feels that Jesus would also approve. “I think He would like it. His stuff was outdoors, Ray said. “A lot of trouble He had was indoors.”

Gene Schulle, who attends the drive-through service, says she’s turned off by mega churches. She likes the more intimate setting she has alone in her car. “This is the first time I’ve ever worn shorts to church,” said a giggling Schulle.

Well, I am still wondering how this pastor is going to share Holy Communion or have members pray for each other’s needs, or have meaningful fellowship or better still adminster church discipline. And how about baptism will he just let the cars drive through a car wash?

These endless fads!  Argh!!!

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3 responses to “Texas Pastor Launches First Ever Drive Thru Church

  1. Steve August 30, 2011 at 05:30

    A free car wash with every baptism!

    I suppose a demolition derby is a bit much for church discipline?

    Sorry, had to go there.

  2. Jim Martin August 30, 2011 at 11:45

    Seems like Robert Schuller started this way with the Crystal Cathedral in Ca.

  3. Jim September 4, 2011 at 22:01

    I am not sure how they will do the the things you mentioned. It is possible they will have drive through communion stations, or ask people to bring their own supplies like the early church did. We have one of these in Daytona Beach, Florida. This is not the only one.

    More importantly, I want to know how they take their offering. You know that is the one thing they HAVE to do!

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