Churches have changed over the years, from offering traditional hymnal music to rock bands and contemporary worship. Perhaps one of the most interesting recent changes is drive-thru prayer.
Indeed, churches are beginning to offer a new convenient form of prayer. One to do so is Hope United Methodist Church in Voorhees, New Jersey, outside of Philadelphia.
“People go to Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee, not because it’s the best coffee, but because it’s the most convenient,” says Hope’s lead pastor, Jeff Bills. “In a similar way, this is a port of entry for somebody to begin to connect with God in an intentional kind of way.”
Another church, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offers drive-thru prayer one day a week in spring, summer and fall. A Florida church even provides coffee with the service every third Saturday of the month. Drive-thru churches are popping up all over the country, from Wichita, Kansas, to Richmond, Virginia, to Aurora, Illinois, and Modesto, California.
Though it sounds nontraditional, blogger Jim Denison says the strategy is working. He was skeptical at first, but he has since warmed to the idea.
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