Thursday, May 22, 2008

Marketing Fellowship???

Thanks to an alert reader, we were directed to this from the LCMS e-News May 20, 2008:

Is your church . . .

SMALL--with fewer than 100 people in attendance on Sunday mornings?

LARGE--with many members and musical resources?

TRADITIONAL--with a deep desire to retain familiar worship patterns?

DIVERSE--offering different worship styles to members and visitors of many ages and cultures?

EVANGELISTIC--with a congregational mindset for reaching the lost?

EVALUATING--with a growing interest in new forms and music for worship?

ACTUALLY A CHAPEL--where daily worship serves high school or college students?

ACTUALLY A CLASSROOM--where children gather each day to worship the Lord?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you will want to attend the:

2008 Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music

July 22-25, 2008

Concordia University Nebraska--Seward, Nebraska



That looks oddly familiar... Where have we seen something like this before?

From the conference brochure the the WELS National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts:

Who should come? Anyone whose church is:

*Small with fewer than 75 people in attendance on Sunday mornings

*Large with many members and many musical resources

*Traditional with a deep desire to retain familiar worship patterns

*Diverse with members and visitors of many ages and cultures

*Evangelistic with a congregational mindset for reaching the lost

*Evaluating with a desire to enhance worship that edifies members and guests

*Experimenting with a growing interest in new forms and music for worship

*Actually a chapel where daily worship serves high school or college students

*Really a classroom where children gather each day to worship the Lord

We don't know which was written first.

Just a coincidence? Perhaps.



4 comments:

Dan @ Necessary Roughness said...

THAT is a pretty good bust. Are the sources online?

Angry Lutherans said...

The WELS one is here.

I wasn't able to find the LCMS one on the LCMS site. I believe it was only sent out on e-News to which I do not subscribe (but I have seen the email, and that's really what it says). You can set up a free account to receive it and (I think) check back issues. If you go to the LCMS website and search for e-News, it will send you to a page with an option to subscribe.

AL4

WELSWoman said...

That's amazing. We can't think for ourselves these days? Oh wait, that's what gets us in trouble, isn't it?

twissted_sisster said...

Looks like either a case of plagiarism or both writers attended the same church growth seminar. hmmm...