WORST CHURCH IDEA OF THE MONTH AWARD


“Dipping into alternative funding: Pastors Ray and Simone Bellevue say corporate sponsorship has done “nothing but good” for their church, formerly Tustin Assembly of God. His church has sold much of the “visual space” in their facility to advertisers, including the bathroom stalls to Burger King, the rim of the collection plates to Hewlett-Packard and the backs of pews to JollyTime popcorn. “We were facing real cutbacks for our youth programs, and these companies were more than happy to step in and bridge the gap, financially speaking.”

Is this real? “Hmmm…I was about to let my jaw drop till I realized it was satire off Lark News! If you have a sense of humor you should check out their site – I love the pew and parking reservations link.

I can’t tell you how much better I feel knowing this isn’t real. Thank you, Lord.

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  1. Bob Bliss says:

    I was thinking about letting Disney be corporate sponsor for my pulpit work. I wanted a picture of Mickey on the pulpit. I was thinking of calling it the Mount Dora Mickey Mouse Pulpit. For some reason the elders didn’t think it was a good idea.

  2. Bob Bliss says:

    Trey, Michael Duduit talked about this possibility here recently. Here is a link that started it:

    http://www.preaching.com/newsletter/archive_2007/01_16.htm

    Here is another link about the comments Duduit got. Duduit is editor for Preaching Magazine, my favorite.

    http://www.preaching.com/preaching/misc/feedback0107.htm

    I don’t think that the reality of this is all that far off in the future.

  3. Robert D. Lukenbill, III says:

    Sorry Bob,

    Mickey Mouse is already in the pulpits of many churches today!

    You will need another corporate sponser.

    Good day!

  4. Baptist Man says:

    I thought it WAS a real sign. Shows how much it would take to actually surprise me!

  5. Anonymous says:

    that website is hilarious, sometimes the fake articles really make you think and actually illustrate some truths in religion/church

    bb

  6. KJKEB says:

    Hey, I stumbled on your blog from another blog. I think the Heaven video was hilarious. And your church sign was funny as well.

    I am glad to find your blog.

    Blessings,

    Kevin

  7. TREY MORGAN says:

    Bob … funny stuff

    Robert … funny stuff too

  8. Falantedios says:

    Good thing we all know in the churches of Christ that we are only authorized to name ourselves after the locality around us, so this could NEVER happen!

    Bob, you’re missing the boat! Not Disney, but Nickelodeon! Then you could have the Mount Dora the Explorer Pulpit! Man, you guys are just missing out on fundraising opportunities.

    :)

    in HIS love,
    Nick

  9. TREY MORGAN says:

    Mount Dora? LOL

  10. Di says:

    Hmm. I wonder if that might work in my classroom at school……

    We could advertise all sorts of stuff for the kids and pay for their education and me a pay raise.

    Di

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