We made the local paper…sort of

Well, Neighborhood Church of Redding has made the local paper…sort of.  There is an article that really sounds like us, minus a couple details.  The point of the article is the contrast between a small traditional church and a large modern church and how in a business sense the modern church is the one a hypothetical stockholder chooses for investment.  Besides that, the article mentioned a four-piece rock band with two background singers–just like my worship team–and that it was sort of fun.  Now, for that I hope he really is talking about my church.  The phrase heard spoken by yours truly that has sadly caused most controversy in my years of music ministry:  "It’s OK to have fun in church!"

A couple other strange occurrences with the news:  some photographer was taking pictures of our church signs in the parking lot this afternoon and we were called by a news agency wanting to do a story on us for FOX or ABC or something like that.  I’ll post when I get details.  Buzzworthy?

Here is a link to the Record Searchlight article below:

HT:  Record Searchlight, Marc Beauchamp: Traditional churches’ stock low as youth embrace new services

Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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