I found this video on Shane Raynor’s Wesley Blog. It’s hilarious… but there is enough of a bite of reality in it to cause me to ask some questions:
After hearing Betty Butterfield talk about the Methodists being “right down the middle,” I wonder if the humor hits a little too close to home. Are we guilty of being “typical?”
- How are visitors received into our churches?
- How would someone who has never been churched feel upon coming to our church for the first time?
- What impressions would a visitor take with them upon leaving our church services on a Sunday morning?
- What changes to we need to make?
Before we answer too quickly, we need to examine ourselves and our church: is it a reflection upon the God we worship in Christ. or is it is reflection of ourselves?
BTW... Betty just doesn't pick on the Methodists... she critiques several faith traditions here.