I work full-time for a church. You might think that would be a pretty straight-laced, low-key environment. I suppose in a lot of churches that’s the case. Ours, not so much. We have a great time together, and some days our meetings get a little out of control.
Some comments I’ve recorded:
- “Did you just call me a ‘ho?” (In response to the senior pastor’s depiction of our staff as the hoe that tends the garden of our congregation, part of an assignment to draw our organization and how it functions.)
- “Shut up, Mr. Princess Car.” (Senior pastor to associate pastor. Associate was ribbing senior about his drawing, and senior was referring to the Hot Wheel car associate was carrying, which his three-year-old daughter had plastered with Disney Princess stickers).
- “Whose stones are you referring to?” (In response to the church FB post this week advertising this week’s sermon’s scriptural basis: “Not one stone will be left upon another.”)
- “It’s so cold in here I’m going to put on my bunny suit.” (Our associate does keep a giant bunny costume in his office, which he wore a few years ago in a great series of advertising videos we produced for Easter.)
- During a staff bible study based on the story of the disciples hiding in a house after Jesus’ death and resurrection: “I don’t think they were really very good at hiding. I mean, they were all living in Fred Flintstone houses. All the Romans had to do was climb through one of those holes in the wall that served as windows.”
Probably we think we’re a lot funnier than we actually are.
But the crew I work with sure make it fun to go to work every day.