Select Churches Across U.S. Serving Beer to Attract Younger Audiences

Select Churches Across U.S. Serving Beer to Attract Younger AudiencesImage via Sopris Liquor & Wine

Some churches across the U.S. are offering liquorin addition to the Lord's wisdom—as an attempt to reach the youth. 

Located in Fort Worth, TexasCalvary Lutheran Church has launched Church-in-a-Pub, which features prayer leaders who hold communion and sing church hymnsall at a bar. "I'm interested in having people have significant relationships around Jesus," Phil Heinze told NPR's The Salt, explaining that "if it turns out to be craft beer, fine."

First Christian Church in Portland, Ore. holds "Beer & Hymns," which draws a crowd of about 100, but regulate it with a two-beer maximum policy. In New York City, Theology-on-Tap NYC drops the church setting in favor of a Connolly's Bar in Manhattan every Sunday beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

It's not the liquor alone that makes arrangements like this more youth-friendly, it's the laid-back atmosphere and notion that there's more than one way to receive His blessings. Plus, draft beer is better than sacramental wine.

[via New York Daily News and NPR]

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