November 13, 2007

So a pirate walks into a bar, sits down and orders a drink. The bartender can't help but notice that the pirate has a rather large steering wheel from a ship in his pants. Curious, he gives the pirate his drink and says "Do you know you have a steering wheel down your pants. The Pirate looks at the bartender and replies "Arrg me know, it drives me nuts!"

and speaking of driving me nuts, lets talk about church signs...potentially the best way ever discovered to share the story of God and his love and grace with people, even better than just having relationships with people.
Some of my favorites include:

Wal-Mart isn't the only saving place!

God's web pages is never down when accessed by prayer

Jesus has myspace reserved in heaven

Our church is heir conditioned--it's cool to be a child of God

You can't be a good egg forever--you must hatch or go bad.

Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled.


Okay, you have to be kidding me. These are short, catchy, and really cheesy. Are people turning in droves to visit the church that is clever enough to make faith seem cute. I actually found a book, titled '701 Sentence Sermons: Attention Getting Quotes for Church Signs......VOLUME 3' Why was this successful enough to make at least three volumes? And even more sadly is this is just brushing the surfuce of misdirected efforts.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

While Scott was away I had three of the guys in the youth group change the church sign. It read:

Come to church
Sundays at 10:30
All are welcome

I liked it because it was honestly what we wanted.

matthew said...

I saw an advertisement for an electric church sign on the back of a Christian magazine. it had a quote from a pastor who's church had recently purchased the electric sign. His quote read "our church has grown" (i forget how much)..."and the robson church sign is surely the number 1 reason"

haha

~Kaylyn~ said...

Nicely put, I totally agree...church shouldn't be making advertisements just so people will come.
I really like your blog btw :)