I’m not sure if it’s that I only watch my tv shows on Hulu and they only rotate 7 advertisements per year (seriously, Hulu!), or what it is, but after watching the Verizon commercial with the crying Mom try to leave her daughter for the 400th time, it is getting rough for me. In fact, I walked out of the room last night watching it with my wife because I couldn’t take the same ad one more time.
And maybe I’m crazy, but this experience did get me thinking.
In our churches, how often do we “over-saturate”?
Do we over-sell every event or activity the church puts on?
Do the words “life-change” flow out of every announcement we give?
Do we over-hype programs rather than invest in individual stories?
Are we saying the same thing over and over?
Are we driving our church members *crazy* because we continue to over-hype and under-deliver on our promises?
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t want to be that annoying advertisement for a church function. But I do want to build buzz for what God is doing. Because I believe more than ever that He is active in our world.
See my tension?
What do you think?