No Fail Church Growth

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has discovered a brilliant way to grow their church–let a stray cat hang around.

Ever since this cat, named Angel, showed up, church attendance has doubled and the choir has gone from 12 to 50 people. St. Paul’s has also recently renamed their bookstore “Angels Book Nook” after this cat.

The pastor was “not a cat person” when Angel arrived, and he tried to determine which of the church’s neighbors was missing a cat. But no one was. So he fed her some tuna fish, and she’s never left the property since. Shortly after naming her, Lang said he referred to her during a sermon and, to his surprise, she spoke up from the back of the sanctuary: “Meow.”

I’m sorry, but church growth aint worth that.

2 thoughts on “No Fail Church Growth”

  1. Now, now, now…just when I was starting to like you. You’re a cat hater!

    Our church used to have a cat named “Sweetie.” It was a stray that adopted our church as its home. And it didn’t matter what time of day, what day of the week or what door you used, Sweetie was always sitting there waiting for you. She also seemed to show up quite frequently in club on Awana nights or in the children’s Sunday school classes.

    But come to think of it, I haven’t seen Sweetie in awhile. You wouldn’t have anything to do with that, would you?! Maybe she just changed churches.

  2. Well, I’m not about being liked, I’m about speaking the truth. The truth is that your cat Sweetie is probably off sleeping somewhere planning on coming back with a vengeance to scratch all the furniture to pieces and defecate on the carpet like all other cats I know.

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