What Chick-Fil-A Could Teach Local Churches

What Chick-Fil-A Could Teach Local Churches

According to a recent survey released in the American Customer Satisfaction Index Restaurant Report 2015, Chick-Fil-A® is the nation’s favorite fast food restaurant.

On one hand, I’m not surprised. They have the best chicken sandwich around, and they have great chicken tenders. Their restaurants are clean, and their staff is friendly. It’s a good consistent place to eat at a reasonable price. (And, you can get ice cream).

On the other hand, I was a little surprised. You may not remember, but the CEO of Chick-Fil-A made some controversial comments concerning gay marriage and encountered a great deal of blowback from the public. There were all kinds of protests and counter protests. And then, as is usually the case, the news cycle moved on to something else. The public’s attention moved on as well.

All the while, Chick-Fil-A kept making chicken sandwiches, and people kept coming in to buy them. They didn’t come to discuss politics or argue about cultural events. They just wanted a good chicken sandwich, and Chick-Fil-A does chicken sandwiches better than anyone. 

With all that’s happened lately and from all we’ve seen in the media, you’d think that everyone wants to argue and fight about this issue or that issue. You’d be wrong. Most people just want to live their lives. They want to love and be loved.

And no one does love better than Jesus. Telling about His love and living out His love in a world that is searching desperately for a love that’s real and lasting, is what the local church does.

And we do it better than anybody. When people come to our churches, they don’t want to argue and fight. They want to be loved, and they’ve heard that no one loves better than Jesus. Like Chick-Fil-A, the local church does one thing—We share the love of Jesus.

Finding the love of Jesus is why I go to church. It’s why you go to church, too. Love is the only reason any one comes to church. We do one thing…and we do it better than anyone else in the world.

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