I grew up when Diff'rent Strokes was a popular television show. That's no big deal unless your last name is Willis. To this day I still hear those famous words popularized by Arnold: "Whatchu talkin bout Willis?" Usually they are uttered by someone looking at me as though I may have never heard it before. Yeah, right! Well this blog is what I (Willis) am talkin bout...my thoughts, observations & opinions. Enjoy...

Saturday, September 08, 2007

The "trinity" of megachurch wannabes...

Signs that you are a megachurch wannabe:

  • Do you frequently say things like "Andy Stanley says..." or "Bill Hybels wrote..." or "Rick Warren does..."???
  • Are your three favorite churches North Point, Willow Creek and Saddleback?
  • Do you use "point" or "purpose" or "seeker" in everyday conversations?
  • Do you frequently refer to the "trinity" aka. Hybels & Warren & Stanley as though you know them personally? Sometimes you call them Bill, Rick or Andy?
  • Do you have a Purpose Driven calendar?
  • Have you considered changing your church name to include "community" or "creek" or "point?"
  • Do you think "40 days" is the key to doing anything?
  • Have you made the requisite pilgrimage to Atlanta, Chicago or Orange County?
  • Do you consistently disregard the fact that none of these three would recognize biblical soteriology if it was walking down the street with a hat on?

There are many more, so PLEASE ADD YOUR OWN. Thanks!


Soren said...

I literally laughed out loud when I got to your last bullet point.

That's the old David Willis I know!

David H. Willis said...

You know I am starting to feel like the old me!