I hear exactly what you’re saying!
Our church was turning into a huge Starbucks with a little religion thrown in. The music has turned into anything but praise music. It was nothing more than a Sunday morning Christian rock concert. Our pastor (probably about a 50 years old) and his associate pastors attempting to dress like they’re 20 year olds. Embarrassing!
Our pastor never, and I mean never gave any messages on any of the controversial (evil) things taking place in our society. His great goal is to reach the lost young people, but remained silent on the evils of homosexual marriage which, BTW is a huge topic hear in Utah. His stated philosophy is: “We have to tell them what we’re for, not what we’re against.” I guess our Pastor was not familiar with how Jesus and the Apostles dealt with sin!
Our Church views people in the following categories (and yes I’m serious!): 1) visitors, 2) regular attendees, 3) members, and 4) All In. Becoming very cultish to me!
I’m glad we left when we did!
Want a laugh (or cry), check this video out that makes fun of this seeker-sensitive movement. It really nails it!:
I know it’s none of my business, but I would love to read the letter you sent to your church!
I'm still searching for a church in my area, and am heartsick that everywhere I go I find virtually the same thing. I'm leaning toward the Missionary Alliance Church groups (A.W. Tozer's chosen affiliation); most of them seem to be of foreign extraction, which is not a problem. They seem to have a keener sense of what's really Christian than native-born Americans.
What really irks me is the proliferation of these "themed" churches: Cowboy churches seem to be in vogue in my area. There should never be any theme but Christ, and Him crucified.
Same with the mega-church I mentioned, other than with a passing reference occasionally, and toned down at that. You know why they don't? They are cowards. If activist homosexuals got wind that an entire sermon was devoted to the wickedness of homosexuality, they would protest in front of the Church, and possibly invade the services as has been done several times.
That wouldn't be good for "business."