Something a little sillier than normal…
Its hard to argue that having Money is useful. Well having money helps you do stuff. This is true in our day to day lives, and well… If the Church needs to fix the roof, hire a hall, or pay off the vicar, money is needed.
The thing is, where does the Church get its money come from?
If a Church doesn’t have its own building to hire out, how else can a Church make money?
Here is the Church Sofa List of How A Church Can Make Money:
- Get some local monks to make some mead to sell.
- Release a CD of the Curate singing.
- Charge people to leave a church service.
- Sell advertising breaks. Between song verses, the worship band could play a catchy little ditty.
- Release a book. Sunday Sermons: The Greatest Hits.
- Invest in clever ways to make the above book appear really popular therefore seeming more attractive to buy then it really is.
- Serve coffee at the start of the service. Charge people for directions to get to the toilet… for lights in toilet… for toilet roll…
- Have comfy cushions for hire. Perfect to avoid those aches and pains during the sermon.
- Take an offering before the sermon. The higher the amount, the less points within the sermon.
- Offer local houses a subscription service to ensure the church evangelist doesn’t knock on their door.
Is there any you would add?
Back in 2012, The Sofa looked at a Prayer booth installed for nervous students at Manchester University*. Well it seems the prayer booth has gone on tour, and is now being installed at Stuttgart Airport in Germany. Perfect for nervous airplane passengers just before take off!
According to premier.org.uk:
A spokesman for Stuttgart Airport’s told Associated Press (AP) its third terminal has a new prayer booth. There are 300 prayers from various religions in 65 different languages available.
Johannes Schumm, the airport’s spokesman, said: “Often, passengers still have a bit of time before their departure at the gate.
“The prayer booth is an offer by the airport’s chaplains to provide a moment of contemplation.”
The former photo booth includes the Christian Lord’s Prayer and American TV preachers on the touch-screen display.
The booth is free of charge and will be available for three months at Stuttgart Airport’s boarding area next to Gate 310.
Read more over at premier.org.uk.
We one appearing in Manchester a few years ago, and now one in Germany, I wonder if there is just the one Prayer Booth which tours around the place, or if there’s a small army of Prayer Booths around the world?
*In fact I’ve used the photo from Manchester above.
*May not be strictly weekly.