Talk About Church Marketing

A church in our area recently (in the last six months or so) has taken some active steps to increase their attendance, having community concerts, hoedowns, and other assorted activities.

Their news release in this week’s paper goes way too far, though:

Church Massage edited

Back massages? lip treatments? chilled eye pads?? deep breathing and relaxation techniques???

And here I thought Acts 2:42 summarized Christian activity:

They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.

I guess I got it all wrong. Bible doctrine, ministry, biblical worship, and prayer just don’t cut it any more. Gotta scratch what itches, ya know–or at least give a good rub down.

Maybe my alma mater can give me some tips on massage/cosmetology techniques. I did plenty of deep breathing then (especially during Hebrew exams) so maybe they can help me out here.

Gag.

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Author: Dan Greenfield

I am an undeserving sinner saved by God's grace through Jesus Christ, a happy husband, proud father of 6 great kids, pastor of Orwell Bible Church, Executive Secretary of the American Council of Christian Churches, and member of the Ohio Bible Fellowship .

One thought on “Talk About Church Marketing”

  1. I pass Prince of Peace Church on Reynolds Road in Mentor every day. Its just down the street from Grace Church of Mentor. The church sign says that next Sunday will be Porn Sunday. That’s one way to get your attention.

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