A couple of weeks ago, I “replayed” an older post called “If the family were a church.” In that post, I wondered what it would look like if families acted like churches, especially when it comes to leadership, growth, and organization.
Now, someone else has taken up the gauntlet and has written another “episode.”
In this post, the author tackles the question of “membership.” How does one become a “member” of a family? Through membership classes, of course:
Then the father announced the dates for the new family membership class and all the recent “new” family members were expected to participate. The father said they must be taught all about being a member of our family, the do’s and don’t’s, the responsibilities, and all the good works they could do to show they were members in good standing in the family. If they did not graduate from the class, they would not become full-fledged members of the family, would not be able to vote at family meetings, and would not be able to teach any other family members anything…
You should read the remainder of the quote. It’s a good tongue-in-cheek sarcastic approach to looking at how the church acts today… not much like a family.