My first choice for the name of a new church plant would be “
to Discover What We Believe.” But that’s a little long to get on a sign, so I looked to past experience for an idea. Church of We Dare You
While stressing over what to name my novel, I discovered a random title generator on the internet. There should be a warning on the site that tells people it is addictive. I know from experience that it can become a mesmerizing pastime. This random generator gave me names such as “Secret of Waves” and “The Valley of the Window.” But with all of the time I spent asking for titles, and as different as the titles were, I kept the name for my novel that I dreamed up on my own.
I’m quite sure I can create a better random name generator than did the book title people. I will use my version for naming churches. This will simply involve entering words from my concordance as well as current catch phrases and words. With my very first effort (random pointing with eyes closed) I came up with “
” and “Double-Edged Fellowship.” I might suggest the former for a suburban wanna-be mega church that dares non-suburban types to attempt to become a part of the club. The latter would probably be fitting for the congregation that has yet to craft a statement of beliefs. Superior Fortress Church
Okay, back to the drawing board! My after-the-fact internet search found a “
” and a "Double-Edged Sword Church.” It really is hard to come up with an original name for a new church! Maybe we should just follow the example of banks and use such names as First Third Baptist or Twelfth Fourth First Methodist. Just a suggestion! Mighty Fortress Church
...that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet)