Be the Dutch Country Wheat

Old-Fashioned Sesame-Wheat Bread by ^-^liz on flickrOver coffee this morning Sarah described to me the process she goes through in choosing bread at the grocery store. She’s goes for the Dutch Country whole wheat bread. It’s not really what she wants – but it make her the most happy.

It’s not the cheapest, it costs 50 cents more than the cheap wheat bread – but that’s full of high fructose corn syrup.

It doesn’t have wheat berry seeds. The bread that does costs a buck-fifty more.

Rather than cheapest or highest quality, Sarah goes for the stuff that has the highest value.

People pick churches like the pick their bread.

You don’t have to be cooler than the hip, trendy church down the road.

You don’t have to be bigger than mega-church with the health spa in the lobby.

You will reach the most people for Jesus when you spend the most time doing what only your church can do.

3 Responses to “Be the Dutch Country Wheat”


  1. 1 Sarah Chia August 12, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Wow! What awesome coffee talk we have. I bet all your other readers are jealous that they can’t have such interesting coffee banter with me.

    Wait till tomorrow, when I discuss the intricacies of meal planning!

  2. 2 Tyler August 12, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    People never go to church over a long period because they do something cool. That is probably what got them in the door but it is never what keeps them coming.

  3. 3 Steve August 13, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    But the question is…is the church reaching people for Christ?


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