Aug 13, 2014

50 Signs You Grew Up in Church

If you grew up in church, you can probably relate to some of these.  Welcome to memory lane. 
  1. One of your heroes was Bibleman.
  2. You know who Larry and Bob are.
  3. You didn't get to watch The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday night because you were at church.
  4. You were taught Bible lessons with flannel-graph.
  5. You flipped through the pages of the song book or looked at all the pictures in your Bible multiple times to survive a boring sermon.
  6. You had a cover on your Bible...and it was stylish.
  7. You have competed in a contest called "Sword Drill."
  8. You have owned a WWJD bracelet.
  9. You've had to keep yourself from laughing at someone who thinks they can sing a "special" but are way off tune.
  10. You're familiar with the poem "Footprints."
  11. The song "Father Abraham" was your weekly workout.
  12. You've been in a singing contest where the winner sang, "Hallelujah,  Hallelujah,  Hallelujah" or "Praise ye the Lord" the loudest.
  13. Potluck. 
  14. You ate out on Sundays after church.
  15. You went to summer camp.
  16. You know the song, "Deep and Wide."
  17. You have attended Vacation Bible School.
  18. You've sang, "The B-I-B-L-E...yes that's the book for me."
  19. You spent Halloween at a church fall festival instead of collecting candy in your neighborhood.
  20. You've heard the words, "Slow down and walk in church."
  21. You've had the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in your heart, down in your heart to stay.
  22. You saw Thief in the Night and had nightmares afterwards.
  23. You've collected quarters in a little bank.
  24. You memorized the books of the Bible.
  25. You've asked to go to the bathroom to get out of a boring lesson.
  26. You played games around an Awana circle.
  27. You participated in an offering contest.
  28. You've sang a hymn while looking down at a songbook.                                                              
  29. "Just as I am" was sang over and over until someone came forward at the end of service.
  30. You've attended a church "lock-in."
  31. You sang in a children's choir.
  32. You attended a "school" that meet on Sunday.
  33. You've watched a slide show presentation by a missionary.
  34. You've listened to puppets communicate God's Word.
  35. You sat through a sermon that felt like it would last for an eternity.
  36. You've used a church bulletin as a coloring page during a service.
  37. You've watched a song leader wave his arms in sync with the music.
  38. You know the words to "Deep and Wide."
  39. You know Zacchaues was a wee little man and a wee little man was he.
  40. You know the B-I-B-L-E, yes that's the book for me.
  41. You've sang, "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world..."
  42. You've sat through a "business meeting" and you weren't inside an office building.
  43. You know what the word "rapture" means.
  44. The radio station in your car was always set to a Christian station.
  45. You gathered around a school pole once a year.
  46. You played hide and seek at church after the service...until you got caught.
  47. You sang about being in the army...the Lord's Army.
  48. Your dad went to Promise Keepers.
  49. You listened to the music of Carman or Steve Green or Petra
  50. You know, "you can't get to heaven on roller skates 'cause you might roll right past those pearly gates."
What are some other signs you grew up in church?  Share your memories with us in the comment section below.

3 comments:

51. You know how to stack chairs
52. You know that VBS is actually more than a week long as you need to help your mom paint the backdrops, create crafts and bake snacks.

51. You know how to stack chairs
52. You know that VBS is actually more than a week long as you need to help your mom paint the backdrops, create crafts and bake snacks.

Wow! So close to home! We actually played Hide and Seek in the dark one Wednesday night and knocked down a fire extinguisher which went off. Needless to say we had to evacuate and open the doors as the powder filled the air. Sweet memories! Grateful for parents that raised me in church and have continued a legacy of faith!

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