Oh yeah, the name thing…
I have about concluded that the name CrossHope Chapel is good and fretting about whether we need a new one or not may be unproductive. As I recalled when I awoke this morning, the local churches referred to in the New Testament did not have names as we do today or even marketing plans – they had prayer meetings.
Praying for the conviction of the Holy Spirit to reach souls may be a better plan than paying for another name.
It also occurred to me that my issue with fielding wedding venue inquiries for CrossHope Chapel may have more to do with my personal website’s popularity for officiating weddings, and not so much because of the word Chapel in our church name.
Besides, I did an internet search of churches in Mobile and surrounding counties and discovered that we are not the only church with the word Chapel in our name. I found about 10 others, some across state lines, but it was more than I expected.
So, unless you all show up with pitchforks Sunday’s demanding to change the name of our church, I think I am going to back away from expending anymore energy on the name thing.