Church Hopping (Part 2)

Deacon: What’s the church’s role in “church hopper”?

Usher: First of all Deak, church hopping to shop for the best programs and all is just plain wrong.  To shop a church for all the goodies makes my craw rumble.

Second, lots of churches don’t ever look at themselves in the mirror.  They put the label of “church-hopper” on anyone who doesn’t find their church to be the right place.  Shame on them.

For these types of people who are truly looking for a real church, I have a lot of mercy.  They are often the ones that no one seems to notice when they drop in.  They’re not pretty, they don’t have pretty little kids and maybe they just don’t fit into the mainstream of the church. 

Churches battle this by “training” their A-personality types to seek out the new people (usually with help from the greeters or making these types the greeters) and then they’re all over them like a Radio Shack salesman.  Doing what, why pushing their programs of course!  Ugh!  Let me get this straight – churches want authentic people, yet they push their programs all over them to get them to stay and then they condemn them because they find the church not to their liking?

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3 Responses to “Church Hopping (Part 2)”

  1. Beth Says:

    Deacon and Usher, thanks for your comments. I read through a few of your posts and found your thoughts to be very interesting – and I love the conversational format! I will definately be adding you to my list of blogs I read regularly 🙂

  2. Live Free or Die Says:

    Deacon and Usher- Don’t let a little surgery get you down, we are looking forward to your next post. Can’t someone take dictation? 🙂

  3. thenonconformer Says:

    thenonconformer Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    4 August, 2008 at 4:07 am
    How are the pastors now being paid?

    From love offerings or the tithe?

    People who accept any portion of the tithe are not allowed to own any tangiable property, such as a home, real estate.. according to the Bible too

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