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10/09/2006

BRANT'S LOOKING

Brant's looking for a church. Here's exactly what he wants:

"First, I want to be attracted by a glossy mailer.

From there, I want to be welcomed, gently, at an Enjoy Level Event, targeted at my kids, where I'm given a non-threatening introduction to the grassy area precariously close to the church's building. I want to then be made aware of the church's Sunday Event.

At that Event, I want to be met, where I live, emotionally-speaking, by the Worship Ministry. I want to be engaged by music that speaks to my generation, and an array of video images that assure me that faith is relevant in today's culture -- my culture. I want a guy to teach me the Seven Ways I Should Be Doing Something-or-Other in My Marriage. I don't want eight ways. I want Seven.

I do NOT want, at that point, for the Small Groups Ministry Team to step in, and make me aware of Small Groups that I can be involved in. No -- that should wait, until I sign up for an Introductory Class that explains the overall vision.

I want this vision expressed in a flow chart. I want to know how I can move through this flow chart, and move from Crowd Level, to Committed Level, and then, ultimately, to Core Level.

I want to find out how I can fit into the leader's overall vision, and become a cog in the dream that he was given for this very dynamic, growing area."


Read the rest.

6 Comments:

Blogger Shaun Groves said...

Brant, you left out...

I want church to be closer to my house than it currently is. Fifteen miles is a long haul for me. Perhaps it could meet within five miles of my home, in a theatre or coffeehouse where I can just watch a "talk" on a video screen while sipping my coffee and taking a break from my kids.

Lot of that going around.

10/09/2006  
Anonymous los said...

WOW
Los

10/09/2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankfully, we did find a thing yesterday: Some friends, and a few people they know, hanging out in a condo swimming pool clubhouse.

They had a bar, and we made it a chip bar. We had some of those kettle chips that are extra crunchy.

There was a weight room next door, and I got in some reps.

We did have some cool prayer together, and talked about some good stuff about trying to listen daily to God.

Chips were served.

Brant

10/09/2006  
Blogger Davidge said...

Shaun, would this count as a type of McChurch Syndrome?
or just a preference of worship environment?
~Davidge

10/09/2006  
Blogger Horton said...

I posted something today that is related to this. You may enjoy giving it a read.

The Gathering

Blessings!

10/09/2006  
Blogger Andrew said...

:)

10/09/2006  

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