This week’s bad church sign of the week states:
“CHANGING CHURCHES? – DOES IT MATTER WHICH ONE YOU STAY HOME FROM?”
I wonder if someone is a little bitter about attendance numbers. While I am not a big fan of transfer growth (the type where people hop from church to church), it does happen. Legitimate transfer growth is when someone has honestly prayed about the move and cannot fully support the overall direction of their current church. Preference based hopping is not a good thing.
This sign tells an outside community that this church’s leadership shows indignation towards people without perfect attendance records. While I believe attendance to church is vital, showing a sign like this isn’t going to boost numbers if that is the win.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.