Lets face it. There’s a reason why we get nervous about the vicar (or any Church leader) coming to visit us. It’s because the Church Leader is basically the closest to God we can basically get right?
Otherwise, how else would the Church Leader be a Church Leader right?
So following that logic, wouldn’t it be good if the Church leader loved us right?
Here are 10 ways to get the Church Leader to love you.
Raise your hands in worship at least twice every Sunday.
Make it clear that PCC Top Trumps is indeed your favourite game.
During the sermon shout out helpful, slightly related Bible verses, my favourite is 2 Kings 2:23-24.
Doodle complimentary things about God and the Church in the Church Bibles.
As you leave ‘hum’ parts of the sermon to yourself, so he doesn’t feel jealous of the worship leader.
During the sermon shout out AMEN! Every 2 minutes…
Dress like your church leader. Bonus points if you’re not the same gender, or if your Church leader wears really big robes.
Make your ‘fly needs checking’ motions halfway through the service.
At least a week beforehand, ask what their main points in the sermon will be, so you can read up on it. This may also act as a prompt for them to start working on the sermon, which would be even better.
Mark their sermons 10 out of 10 each week. Use big boards, and hold them up at the back of the Church towards the end of sermon. Encourage people around you to cheer and applause when you do.
Pastor Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose-Driven Life,” reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book’s wild success. He explains his belief that God’s intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.