Today is the big reveal!
The idea behind this church plant started like all good ideas, during lunch on the back of a placemat.
The first time we made a computer filename for anything regarding this church plant, we called it Scum of the Earth Presbyterian Church.
Do you like it? It comes from the Bible in 1 Corinthians 4:13.
It was the frontrunner for a long time.
However, just because St. Paul was making a point and saying something that was true, that didn't automatically make it a great name.
So that's not the name.
We wanted to avoid names that were either too generic or too trendy.
Another thought we considered.
What is the number one reason people come to a church?
It's not the name.
A person comes because someone they trust invites them.
As things progressed and our plan for planting passed through our local church (Session), and regional church (Presbytery), we began to work on crystalizing the vision.
In fact, we're still crystalizing that vision.
We are early in this process of planting - gathering support, gathering funds, gathering people (both who believe and who find it hard or even impossible to believe).
But choosing a meaningful name is like finding a lighthouse on the horizon to where we can steer the ship. We want to invite you to sail with us.
So we went with a name that expresses the vision we have for planting - and that vision is what we're inviting you to embrace.
Worship is formative for both believers and skeptics.
It's formative because Christian worship focuses on Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the Word (John 1:1).
Jesus gave us the Table to commune with him by the Spirit and to proclaim his death until he comes again. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
He is the Word. He gave us the Table.
These are the central elements of worship.
These are the elements that Jesus invites skeptics to consider.
These are the elements that empower life in Christ.
So this church will be called -
Word & Table PCA
Pray that this church will embrace the vision that goes with its name.