The simple answer to this question is, “Because God created.”
Unfortunately, that’s not exactly what I meant by this question.
Why do we do anything in the church? What is the main purpose for everything that we do?
It all goes back to the vision of the church, and for the vast majority of churches that is derived from two simple things.
- Reach the lost.
- Disciple the saved.
When new ideas, techniques or resources are added to a church many question the reasoning. Usually this is because those who don’t understand aren’t in the demographic this new thing is intended for. For them, the church was fine without it and doesn’t need it.
But let’s be honest, we don’t need anything for the church body to worship, reach the lost or make disciples. No chairs, no lights, no air conditioning, not even a building. The Holy Spirit can work without these “fancy” things. The Bible even says the rocks will cry out, so why do we bother doing anything?
SIDE NOTE: If I ever have someone say to me, “They didn’t have that in the Bible so we don’t need it in the church now!” I have a great come back.
“By your rules we have to get rid of the toilets too.”
Here’s the point.
We create because there are people who will appreciate the creativity. We create because lack of creativity could be a stumbling block to someone. Just like bad worship or no air conditioning could keep someone from encountering God.