In our driving yesterday evening, my wife and I came across two “wonderful” church signs:

Sign #1 – “Visitors Welcome. Members Expected.”
Ouch. Nothing like a little guilt tripping to get your members to get their butts in the pews.

Sign #2 – “Friends ask for your time. Not your money.
Wait a minute. Is that true? Really, I am wondering. Friends are not allowed to ask for help when it comes to finances? That’s off limits in true friendship? Oh, and does this mean it is not okay for churches to invite their members to take part in the mission of the church by financial giving? Maybe I am off here, but this sign really bothered me.