Terminology

We don’t have members or membership at Oak Leaf Church. Instead, we have partners. But when we print info or send out emails we still call it membership. Why is that?

Beacuse most people know what you’re talking about when you say membership, and the term partnership might confuse some. We redefine the term when people come to the event, but we start what what they know…with what is familiar to them.

That’s why we call what we do on Sunday morning “services” instead of experiences or gatherings. People in Cartersville know what you’re talking about when you say worship service. Gathering is ambiguous.

Sometimes, I think we get too cute with naming things and make things a little less clear.

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