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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Apr 26, 2013.
Would you consider joining or being a pastor of a Cowboy church?
When I was out West on furlough last year I was told that there are many varieties of CC. The one thing they have in common is that they concentrate on the cowboy culture. (There is even at least one with a rodeo ring in the middle of the auditorium.) So it would have to be on a case by case basis.
John - how about a Cowboy church there in Japan??:laugh:
What is meant by Western Culture?
Yeehaw yall! We have one of those in our area. Several of our folks have visited the church. They have commented they wished we would do some of the things they do out there.
I agreed on one of those things. I would like our church to stop bringing donut holes to the continental breakfast on Sunday morning and just bring the whole donut.
I currently pastor a cowboy church.
Quit horsing around and tell us about it
Our association has two and is starting another one.
What is the name of your association?
For the sanity of the people and legitimacy of the ministry for such a church, I wouldn't be pastor. We, by that I mean the church where I serve, has helped to both start a cowboy church and are currently funding another that is located around our ministry area. It is a good ministry and certainly reaches a group of folks that might not otherwise connect with a church.
I'm simply too straightlaced for a Cowboy church, it would hurt their approach for me to be on staff.
Don't let this derail the thread, but I just wanted to mention that we have a Biker Church in my city. I know the pastor (a Baptist), and they have had a good response to that ministry.
There may be a cowboy church in Western Kentucky, but I don't know of one. Maybe some of my colleagues from this same area could enlighten.
Aah, well I know Bowie association is planting two cc's.
There are 3 Cowboy churches that I know about in our general area. We've gone to one of them several times for weeknight services when those didn't confict with ours. Pastor from that one has substituted for ours in both Sunday services and mid week Bible Study. So, I've heard him in both settings.
Their worship "style" is different from ours. For example, the collection plate is a cowboy hat. Went to one service when a visiting pastor was dressed much like we'd picture a gambler from the era of the "wild west". All of that, from what I've seen, is just window dressing. Those pastors are reaching people. Ordinary people who aren't necessarily comfortable in the "traditional" church setting.
In thinking about this, perhaps there's one yardstick that could be used for measure. Can the pastor of a Cowboy church preach the same sermon at both his church and yours? Perhaps, some can and some can't. I don't know, as I've only heard one CC pastor. He has preached the same sermon in both places when he's filled in for our pastor on very short notice.
Just something to think about.
I've got the hat, boots, shirt, belt and jeans. They won't let me have the gun. I wore the outfit once to a Japanese school assembly to introduce gaijin (foreigners) to the kids. They loved it.
I'm sure I drove past a CC in Paducah. I think on HWy 60. I could be wrong.
Now that you mention it, I think you're right. I'll try to run it down.
I noticed that this fellowship of cowboy churches that you referenced subscribes to the Baptist Faith & Message of 1963, which is a good thing. I'm glad they don't subscribe to the BF&M 2000 which abandons historic Baptist principles, including those affirmed in the BF&M 1963.
This is an interesting group. There is a church within an hour's drive of my home. I might check it out.
As to not derail this thread - click here for further discussion on you misguided thoughts
The ones with misguided thoughts are the ones who came up with the BF&M 2000 creed, and its supporters.
I will never go to a church that affirms this new Baptist creed. It is just as bad as liberalism, only at the opposite extreme.