“Get Your BUT (or Butt) Back to Church Sunday”
Our latest idea of getting folks’ attention and getting them to church is to CUT through the clutter and host a “Get Your But/Butt Back to Church Sunday”
I want your opinion of the two options:
- Get your Butt Back to Church Sunday – actually spell out “Butt” and go with the more direct approach – this one is in your face and definitely gets your attention. But is it too crude?
- Get Your BUT Back to Church Sunday – use a play off the conjunction ‘But’ or excuses not to go to church. This one is a play on words and addresses all the excuses we have for not going to church. Ex: “We know you’ve been busy, We know you’ve had reunions, We know you’ve been on vacation BUT is it time to get back to church this weekend…Get your BUTs back to church this weekend for a ….(then list what is happening that special day)
Ok, now let’s hear your thoughts on the best way to get this special weekend promotion done!
Posted on July 20, 2010, in Church Business and tagged backsliders, church marketing, get back in church, get your butt in church, promo. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
I think “but” works better simply because it is a better play on the word. The person’s posterior is implied with out the crudity used, thus creating a little humor and getting the folks attention better. If you go straight to the “butt” (pun intended) there is a loss of effectiveness.
I like the second choice as it gives you more to work with from a promotional standpoint. It is also less “in your face” to those who might be sensitive, but also funny as people can easily pick up on the play on words.
As I read this I invisioned my nephew saying butt butt butt… Butt butt butt and how we got onto him for being inappropriate and impolite. So especially if this will be on the marquee for all to see, then I’d think leaving more to the imagination is the better bet. 🙂
good point, Erica
Great responses! I agree!
So my vote is to call it “Back to Church Sunday” and have it on the National day of September 12! Put your name in the roster and do it 🙂