An Alabama church will host a young adults meeting inside a Buffalo Wild Wings location on Saturday.
Riverchase United Methodist Church in Birmingham will launch this new service to attract people who would be reluctant to attend something inside a traditional church building, according to its young adult minister Rev. Wesley Savage.
"We believe there's a population that would attend a service there that wouldn't go to a church," said Savage to Al.com. "We hope it's going to be a more inviting atmosphere."
The church meeting will be called The Stream and it will take place shortly before the Buffalo Wild Wings location opens for business. It will not feature a worship band, but will include other practices normally seen in traditional services.
"We're going to be meeting before Buffalo Wild Wings officially opens for business. It will be a time of prayer and devotion. It will be about 45 minutes," he said. "We want it to be a dialogue, questions and discussion about a topic: Why God? Why the church? Why the Bible? Why should I care about these things?"
The service will begin at 9:45 a.m. and will end at 10:30 a.m.
Savage said that there will be no beer served during the service, however, the church will encourage those who attend to stay after to enjoy some food, drink and sports.
"I've had that question come up," Savage said. "We're going to encourage people to stay for lunch, stay for sports. This is part of the partnership. We'll help them with their business because they're helping us."
The church has promoted the service through various mediums including radio ads and videos distributed on social media. Savage expects a good turnout.
The Christian Post contacted Savage for a comment, but he did not respond by press time.