Brace yourself for a short Friday morning rant as I stand on my tiny little soapbox in cyberspace.
This message, “Will 2010 be the year you believe in Jesus?” adorns a church’s marquee sign that I drive by every few days and I have to say its message really bothers me for a variety of reasons:
- If I’m not a Christian, why would I think I need to believe in Jesus?
- Is this really what modern day evangelism has come to?
- Is this sign supposed to make me want to attend your church?
- What’s so special about 2010?
- Why is it their responsiblity to believe in Jesus and not our responsibility to tell them the Gospel?
- Seriously, do you think this is effective anyway?
I’m not going to lie, and it may already be evident of this blog post, but I’m a little cynical of church signs anyway. However, if I might be bold enough to offer a better slogan for your sign that might even make a better sermon series:
“Church, will 2010 be the year that you share the Gospel?”