This is from an article about a pastor from New York who put “Obama is Evil” on his church sign. What caught my eye was the bit at the end. I was a bit perplexed when the pastor said “In over 30 years we’ve had over 4,000 members” but when I got to the end of the article I realized why he phrased it that way. I guess how you look at things can make a difference!
Perhaps the UMC should start counting all the members over the past 30 or 40 years. I’m sure it would help our statistics. Now that I think about it…we’re also dying…but we’re still vital! I guess his statement isn’t as strange as I first thought. Some food for thought.
Manning, ordained as a Baptist, has served as a minister for more than 30 years and has baptized over 1,000 people during his time at ATLAH.”In over 30 years weve had over 4,000 members,” Manning told CP.The pastor admitted that his anti-Obama stance has contributed to the church “dwindling down to a scant 100 members.””But were still vital,” Manning added.