There is a real lack of amusing church marketing. This is because churches shouldn’t market – they should tell the Truth, love their neighbors, and take care of practical needs. That’s church marketing enough.
But once in a while you see a church or a pastor doing something truly unique and downright fascinating. I just saw such a thing over at The Daily.
Salvation isn’t automatic — but it might be semiautomatic.
In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.
“Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at the church. “And guys in Morrow Country, they shoot and they hunt.”
Hundreds of students have enrolled in the 10-hour course, which meets the state requirements for earning a concealed weapons permit. The training includes two hours on a church member’s private shooting range.
Hilarious. Concealed weapons training at church to attract local men. We’ve seen it all. And I’m very amused.
Originally posted at EricGoranson.com