For traditionalists, such a break from the norm seems almost sacrilegious, but as I read the article, along with the hints/revelations the Lord has given me over the past couple of years about how "people are different from one another", it struck me that perhaps there's a time and a place for church assemblies that may be vastly different from that to which I'm accustomed.
And then I read a statement by one of the leaders of one of these types of churches which really resonated with me. The article relates:
"The cowboy church works because we are people who like to ride and also worship the Lord," he said. "So it fits who we are. But I'm sure people up in the city sure must think it's weird.""So it fits who we are."
Perhaps it's time for the church to realize that "one size does not fit all".
(Note: I'm not arguing for violating the pattern of the New Testament church; I am saying that what we consider as the pattern may very well be narrower than the actual New Testament pattern.)