Church Says Sorry to Screwed Over Servers

Church Says Sorry to Screwed Over Servers

March 7, 2014 by

We’ve had enough horrible stories of Christians acting like jerks. Fake tips that actually tracts? C’mon.

So I love this story of a church giving voice to screwed over servers with the site Sundays Are the Worst.

Preaching Christ Church in Kingsport, Tenn., launched a site that allows servers to vent their frustrations and post stories of how they were screwed over by lousy Christian customers. Odd choice for a church? Sure.

“It’s a way for our church to tell the serving community that we’re sorry for what you have to go through on Sundays and that we really do appreciate you and what you do for our community,” lead pastor Chad Roberts told the Kingsport Times News.

But it’s a great way for a church to overcome the negative stereotypes a few jerks create

Sundays Are the Worst is part of an eight-week campaign leading up to Easter. Each week the church will pick a random server who shared a story to win a gift card. Every server who submits a story will also receive an apology from the church.

“The church does so many things that are counterproductive to our message,” Roberts said. “So we try to be intentional, we try to be strategic, we try to think through everything we do: Does this advance the cause of Christ? Does it advance the Gospel, and does it help people? We want it to be practical.”

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