Many churches love to adapt any and every cultural trend in order to stay “relevant.” I’m surprised that so many are missing out on the largest cultural trend right now – pumpkin spice.
We are putting the quintessential fall flavor on everything. So why not church?
I’m here to help, so here are five ways the church can incorporate pumpkin spice.
Vivid imagery – If you really want to grab people’s attention, you have to use images and metaphors. Insert a little Pumpkin Spice into your next sermon.
Maybe you could say, “Jesus called us the salt of the world, but the Greek word is probably better translated as ‘pumpkin spice’.” It’s not at all true, but your sermons will automatically “feel like Fall.”
Creative communion – I’m not saying you need to make the elements of the Lord’s supper flavored with pumpkin spice, but …
Encourage giving – Looking to entice givers? Hand out Pumpkin Spice Lattes every time someone puts money in the offering plate.
Your ushers may have to double as baristas, but I’m betting with Pumpkin Spice Lattes you will bring in enough donations you could hire all of Starbucks to pass the plate on Sunday.
Better baptismal – The church has used water in baptism for 2,000, isn’t it time to shake things up a bit? I’m sure pastors would love to stand in a baptismal full of a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Or if you’re the baby sprinkling type, just grab a cup from Starbucks on your way in and dump it right on that kid’s head. Might want to let it cool down first, though. #LessonLearned
Change your church name – Everyone was dropping out their denominational affiliation from their church name, so they were something like Community Church. Then they didn’t want “church” in the name, so it was some one word thing like Velocity or Courage.
Just go ahead have a seasonal church name. As soon as the leaves start turning, change your church name to Pumpkin Spice and watch the millennial girls come running.
What other ways could churches bring Pumpkin Spice into church services?