There are so many church signs that I hate. They use bad puns and sometimes just bad messages. Most of the time a churches sign doesn’t really tell you about what kind of church it is. Instead they say things like “contemporary worship” or “relevant messages”. Both of these phrases actually tell you nothing about the church. What do they even really mean anyway.
I feel the same way about our sign at times. Now, it’s not an official church sign. It’s just a banner that we put out each Sunday morning to let people know where we are. But it’s the message on the banner that I am referring to.
On our sign we proudly say that we are a “church for people who don’t like church.” But are we really? I mean, if someone who truly didn’t like anything about church in anyway came to a Sunday morning service, would they actually like it. If I were to be honest with myself I would have to shout “no” from the roof tops. That’s not to say that we aren’t a church that doesn’t reach people. It just means that we are church that reaches people who want to be reached or are at least curious.
Today, however, I finally found a church that doesn’t pretend to be something that they are not. In a world where many churches pander to a younger, post-modern generation by using irresistible phrases like, contemporary worship and relevant messages there is a church that will not compromise. While we say that we are a church for people who don’t like church when we actually mean we are a non-traditional church, this church says exactly what they are. A traditional church with traditional services for traditional people. Honesty…I like it.