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GET YOUR BUTTS BACK in CHURCH!!!!!

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  • TimelessTheist
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
    Besides.

    I am the Church.
    You are the Church.
    We are the Church together.
    All of God's people, all around the world,
    Yes, we're the Church together!

    WE are Groot!

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  • robrecht
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    Cow Poker said, "butts."























    He even spelled it correctly in a thread title!

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  • mossrose
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  • tabibito
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    "GET YOUR BUTTS BACK IN CHURCH"
    You're allowed to smoke in church?

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  • mossrose
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    Besides.

    I am the Church.
    You are the Church.
    We are the Church together.
    All of God's people, all around the world,
    Yes, we're the Church together!

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  • Kind Debater
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    Too funny!

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by Zymologist View Post
    Cool story!



    But I would agree, the "GET YOUR BUTTS BACK IN CHURCH!" card method is probably not, in most cases, the ideal method to invite people.
    Ya gotta know your audience!

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  • Zymologist
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    Cool story!



    But I would agree, the "GET YOUR BUTTS BACK IN CHURCH!" card method is probably not, in most cases, the ideal method to invite people.

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  • mossrose
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    I wish I lived near your church.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
    Same thing.

    And as far as I am concerned, I am IN church during that period of time.

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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Church comes to you!
    Same thing.

    And as far as I am concerned, I am IN church during that period of time.

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  • Cow Poke
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
    But I GO to church!
    Church comes to you!

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  • mossrose
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    But I GO to church!

    And that is really a cool story!

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  • Cow Poke
    started a topic GET YOUR BUTTS BACK in CHURCH!!!!!

    GET YOUR BUTTS BACK in CHURCH!!!!!

    I have a very nice older couple in my Church who used to be quite regular in attendance, but they stopped coming to Church shortly before I became the Pastor.

    As it turns out, the man was on the Pulpit Committee that called the previous pastor, and that pastor ended up being a total disaster. The man, Jackie, felt responsible, and he felt like the Church blamed him, because he was "gung ho" about the new (previous) pastor.

    I have done my best over the last two years to encourage them to come back to Church, and they would occasionally show up, then be gone for another 6 or 8 weeks.

    The other day, I was sitting at my Pastoral desk, writing Pastoral notes to members of our Congregation, as I sometimes do. Their names came up in my mind.

    I opened a note card, and just sat there trying to think of what I could say, that I hadn't already said.

    In a brilliant burst of genius, I picked up a black marker, and wrote in REALLY BIG letters "GET YOUR BUTTS BACK IN CHURCH".

    I sealed the note, put a stamp on it, and drove to the Post Office on my way home, where I held the note in the mouth of the postal receptacle, thinking for a moment ... then, "ah, what the heck". I dropped the note into the mail box.

    Guess who was at Church Sunday with BIG SMILES, and AFTER Church greeted me with laughter, telling me "that did the trick - we're back!" Jane said she opened the mail, Jackie was outside mowing, and she opened the door and yelled "GET YOUR BUTT IN HERE", and showed him the note. She said they both laughed really hard, then put the note on the refrigerator, anxious for Sunday to arrive.

    Invite somebody to Church -- DON'T DO IT LIKE THAT!

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