Baby Boomers have been associated with the “Parrot Head” philosophy made popular by Jimmy Buffet’s music and are not often considered to be the first in line for the early Sunday morning service.
Perhaps if there was such a thing as a “Parrot Head” church that was comparable to the cowboy churches, we’d probably see church attendance up for Baby Boomers.
The closet thing to a “Parrot Head” church would be a house church or a simpler church like CrossHope Chapel, where I serve as pastor. Not because we’re into margaritas, cheeseburgers, and fins, but we are mostly Baby Boomers who do identify with a need for “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” when it comes to how we want to do church.
Baby Boomers, of who I am one, have lived through the tele-evangelists crying for donations, we’ve experienced religion’s inability to change our hearts, we’ve experienced governments disregard to reign in corruption, we’ve worked for employers whose words weren’t worth their promise, and we are skeptical of cookie-cutter solutions to meet our personal spiritual needs.
We are individuals who know we need a Savior, who want hope for our future, and who want to contribute to the Kingdom of God, but we value authentic relationships with real conversations not one-way dogmatic declarations, we believe in biblical common sense not denominational interpretive opinions, and we are more interested in investing in honest fellowship not going through the motions of religious liturgy.
CrossHope Chapel is a simple church experience and an excellent alternative for Baby Boomers or anyone interested in an environment that doesn’t single you out or for those who prefer a simple church experience that is more like a family gathering than a corporate event.
Please visit our About Us for a quick overview and read more about what you can expect from your Your First Visit. If you have any questions or want to meet up with me to talk over something that is on your heart, please contact me.
If you’re hesitant about turning a new leaf and making a visit with us, remember what Jimmy sang: “Oh, yesterdays are over our shoulders, so I can’t look back too long. There’s just too much to see waiting in front of me, and I know that I can’t go wrong… with these changes in latitude and changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same.”
CrossHope Chapel can provide the latitude and together we can let God change our attitudes!