Kerry Shook, Purpose-Driven icon, and ringmaster at Fellowship of the Woodlands
Church Circus recently sent out an email to the members of his congregation big top that read:
Faith is like a trapeze act: you've got to let go of what you've got in order to take hold of what you have not! To help me illustrate this in my message of faith I've asked the Wallenda-Cortes Team to join us this weekend...This weekend the Flying Wallenda and Cortes family are returning but this time on the trapeze! That's right. We are setting up a flying trapeze at church!
In addition, there will be inflatables for the kids and plenty of food vendors available for the whole family.
Ooooh aaaah. We're sure that this circus performance will be a delight to children of all ages. Too bad Jesus Christ and sound edifying Biblical doctrine taught via an expository Bible sermon didn't make the marquee. But then again you can't expect to grow a church nowadays by preaching Christ and Him Crucified for Our Sins. Yuck who wants to hear about that when you can have a circus at church instead?