If Church Were More Like Baseball…

IF CHURCH WERE MORE LIKE BASEBALL:
1. Pastors would flip their water bottles after knocking a sermon “out of the park” and slowly jog off stage.
2. Worship Directors would be doused with iced Gatorade after particularly good Easter services.
3. Preacher’s would have a “walk up” song.
4. Congregations would do the wave when the sermon got a bit slow.
5. ATTENDANCE ABOVE REPLACEMENT (AAR) would be a major metric when determining Sr. Pastor’s salaries.
6. Pastors and staffs would communicate during streamed and televised church services with their bibles covering their mouths so Satan doesn’t steal the signs.
7. Relief preachers would come in to finish sermons when the starting preacher begins to fade.
8. People would dream of sitting in the front row and perhaps catch a pick or a drumstick that slips from a musician’s hand.
9. Services would last three hours compounded by all the late service Praise Band substitutions.
10. The loyal would respond after a weak Christmas Eve service, “Wait until next year!”
11. People would begin arriving long after the service starts and leave before it ends…  WAIT!  Perhaps church IS like baseball!
Shane Baseball Card
Rev. Shane L. Bishop is the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Published by Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Senior Pastor of Christ Church, Fairview Heights, IL since 1997. I am an orthodox Christian but I am not in a bad mood about it. A Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church.

One thought on “If Church Were More Like Baseball…

  1. My family and I publish a magazine called Bear Essential Life magazine. I just read your blog on 12 Things I see Happy People Do. It rings true and is very practical. I was wondering if you might grant me permission to present it to my husband (the editor) as a possible inclusion in our magazine. I think people need to hear this and I’d love it if we could help share this with others in print form. I can be reached at BeLifeMag@gmail.com . You can check out more about our magazine at http://www.BeLifeMag.com .We would gladly send you the issue your blog would be printed in. We consider BE Life to be our ‘ministry’ as it is dedicated to reminding people about the joy in life and the priorities of life found in the simple things in life. I look forward to hearing from you.

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