Has eBay lost its appeal?
This post hurts me to write. I used to be a huge fan of ebay. You could find so many good deals on so many different products. But for the last year, I have only browsed ebay a few times and every time I do I get disgusted. Why? Because the site has been taken over by professional ebay dealers. When ebay first started, it was for everyone. The bidding was fierce and the tensions were high. You could get some really good deals if you knew what to look for.
Now it seems like every item has a starting bid above what you would pay new for the item. Almost every item I have looked at is sold by a big dealer. ebay has turned into a giant flea-market with very few good deals. Instead of individuals selling stuff at good prices, it is now big business.
What does that have to do with church? How many churches have fallen into the same trap. What starts out as a group of individuals who are entrepreneurial and have a vision, sadly turns into big business with a group of career professionals calling the shots. Unfortunately, it happens all too often.