CORAL SPRINGS, FL (POP America) -- In yet another sign that our culture has gone iCrazy, churches are now hopping on the iBandwagon.
Church By The Glades in Coral Springs, Florida has launched a series of iThemed services designed to get people in the door. Pastor David Hughes came up with the iDea, which runs over the next few weekends.
First-time visitors to the Baptist church will be eligible to win a $15 iTunes gift card simply by filling out a "connection card." One lucky visitor today even took home a brand new iPhone.
Hughes admits that his gadget gimmick is a way to bribe people to attend church. He says he can't tell people about the message of Jesus Christ without getting them in the door first.
It's not the first time Hughes has used gimmicks to boost attendance. In January, the church bought a billboard on the highway with the head-turning message..."The Bare Naked Truth on Sex."
In the past 8 years, the church has grown from 500 members to more than 2500 members.