Monday, June 27, 2011

Naming a New Church, Again

So next month I go on staff at First UMC of McKinney to start a new United Methodist Church in Melissa TX.  First McKinney will be the mother church.  I have met several of the staff, knew a few of them already, and look forward to meeting the rest along with the members there. 

This coming Sunday, July 3, I will be in all 6 - yes, 6 - worship services!  Wow!  You can tell there is an energy and buzz about this place that is contagious.  My prayer and confident expectation is that we can extend this contagion to the community of Melissa very soon.

In the mean time, all kinds of things are running through my head.  So if anyone can help me out, there is one issue that I'd like to get a head start on right now.  What to name the new church?  What can I use that has not been used?  All kinds of churches have words like corner, cross, roads, life, way, point, fellowship, creek, faith, etc...  So after hours of wondering, the only thing I have been able to come up with is "Lifeway, Crossraods, Cornerpoint, Fellowship Creek United Methodist Church."  Seems a bit unwieldy.  

All more reasonable suggestion are welcome.  God's peace.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...what is your overall vision for the church? That might help a little