Yes, I go to McLean Bible Church

I was talking to one of my co-workers today and brought up my new volunteer video work. He asked if my church was really that big, that it needed a huge video production. I said it was in McLean, and he immediately interrupted—“You work at McLean Bible Church!?” I cautiously confirmed. He started laughing. I asked how he knew about it. He mentioned the “It’s not a sermon, just a thought” radio spots the church has on all the radio stations. He also said everyone made fun of the church, referring to the huge video screens, as well as the running tally of members displayed on the digital readouts hanging on the walls. I told him those weren’t the number of members at the church. I really didn’t know what they were, but I’d always assumed they were numbers associated with children in the nursery, so that parents would know if they needed to report to the nursery during the service. Anyway, I tried to explain to my co-worker, that just because the church was huge, didn’t mean it wasn’t a good church. (I have my own theories on why big churches are bad, but that’s a story for another time.) Anyway, it kinda went in one ear and out the other. He ended the conversation by telling me to keep my work at MBC on the down-low—I assume, so people won’t make fun of me. But why would I care about that?

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