It’s no secret that I’m a church kid through and through. Growing up, I never thought twice about it. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to realize some universals amongst the church community. Here are a few things my fellow church kids do/know to be true.
- You use the word “fellowship” in everyday conversation.
- You’re totally fine with people placing their hands on you (as in like, for prayer).
- You naturally reach for the hand of the person next to you at dinner to say grace (bonus points if you’re in public).
- John Crist jokes hit very close to home.
- Summer camp consisted of lots of Jesus and at least one emotional bonfire chat.
- Mid-service, the bread and grape juice for communion was the greatest meal of all time.
- Vegetales. Nothing else to say. Just Vegetales.
- You’ve seen “God’s Not Dead”.
- You worked in the children’s ministry (for at least a few weeks) in middle school and/or high school.
- You’ve seen all your (church) friends cry.
- You’ve always wanted to swim in the baptismal (I grew up in the Australian heat so maybe this is just a me thing?).
- You have had to explain to your friends what a fast was and why you would agree to such a thing.
- You invented games with your church friends because all your parents would talk for hours after service.
- You had a “WWJD” bracelet at some point.
- A lazy Sunday morning was a foreign concept.
- You know someone who was never allowed to read Harry Potter (or you are that person).
- You probably sang in a children’s choir.
- The Christmas season began once pageant rehearsals started.
- You’ve used the Church Bulletin as a notepad mid-service.
- You know how to stack chairs.
- You know someone who has “Footprints” framed somewhere in their home.
- When I say “He is risen”, you automatically think “He is risen indeed”.
- You can rattle off loads of scripture (bonus points for a full chapter, or to my fellow Geneva School kids, an entire book).
- “How can I pray for you?” is a totally appropriate question.
All my love.