Saturday, September 3, 2011
What the Church Can Learn from Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay is the guy that screams and humiliates wanna-be chefs who take it for a chance to work for him (and take even more of it I suppose) on "Hell's Kitchens" and tells people their food is crap and they have their heads up the wrong part of their body before saving their failing restaurants on Kitchen Nightmares. What on earth can the church learn from him you may wonder.
I've been watching back to back episodes of Kitchen Nightmares, where failing restuarant owners ask him to come and turn their business around. They always think they have wonderful food and are always shocked when he tells them their food is crap. He always asks them "What is wrong with the restaurant?" and the answer is always "We don't have enough people" The look on his face when they tell him that is really worth watching it over and over even though it's always the same story.
So when you ask a congregation what do they need to do to improve, what do they always say- "We need more young people!" What's wrong with the church? Not enough young people!
If you push it and ask "Well why aren't their more young people?", the answer is "they are too busy, their priorities are screwed up, they were not brought up right"... blah blah blah. There is nothing wrong with the food we are serving, it's just that the people don't appreciate it....
Posted by Pastor Joelle at 9:30 AM