Pay attention to the parody
I don’t know enough about the ministry of Hillsongs to know whether this parody hits the mark or not. I don’t know how focused on money they are or how generous to the poor they are. In some ways that’s not really the point. They have clearly built a reputation and a perception that they are essentially after your money and have made the gospel a commodity item. That worship and buying CDs are a natural fit on a Sunday morning. That might be the wrong perception but usually these things don’t come from nowhere.
In the UK it used to be that church services were parodied as boring, because they often were. Vicars were often portrayed as wet, effeminate, sops because they often were. The perception wasn’t always off base and we should pay attention to what the parodies say.
I hope to lead a church where the offerings are massive, the giving substantial and to regularly call the church to give. Yet I hope to avoid this parody because I hope it will be evident to everyone that the money is not for us, to bless us, to give us a cooler experience but to bless the poor, comfort the needy, reach the lost. The only way to avoid those parodies is for our good works to give others cause to praise God.