Anyone who has been immersed in week to ministry whether paid or not can tell you that sometimes it is nice to take a breath and go to church without any pressure or responsibilities.  Today I had that privilege. Our friend Rachel who we are staying with has attended Christ Fellowship for a couple years.  A little over a year ago she helped them launch their 5th campus in West Kendall.  This campus meets in a movie theatre.  I have studied churches that do this, read the blogs of their pastors, and seen the pictures and videos, but until today had never attended one.  Here are my thoughts..

  • I was blown away by how easy this whole process was.  This church has a couple different places that they store things and it didn’t seem to inconvenience the theatre in anyway. 
  • Not everyone has it as easy as this church, but it actually made me wonder why some churches ever build buildings.
  • As an American I feel like I am programmed to like church in a theatre more.  Some people pay to try and make their sanctuary a theatre, but here it was already done and worked pretty seamlessly.
  • I learned that they pay their worship leader but the two campus pastors are volunteers with full time jobs during the week.
  • Their children’s area was well put together.  Obviously portable, but secure and creative.
  • Again, there student service naturally had much of the atmosphere that we had to pay to create in our room.
  • The worship was good, from band to sound, to lights.
  • Guest services got me everything I needed and more.
  • The X-factor was that I had so many nice people introduce themselves to me and go out of their way to shake our hands and say “hi”.  They could have had great signs, a cool logo, and awesome lights and graphics, but stopped at that. It was good to see a ministry mindset from the people and be personally greeted by the two campus pastors even though the church is fairly large.


  1. I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed your experience at Christ Fellowship. It’s always nerve racking when another pastor is in the building, especially you since your opinion means the world and you have very high expectations. Maybe now you can sleep better knowing that I’m connected to a good church. I just need to start going to the adult service. hahaha.

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