To start us off, a bit of math: How many sermons does the average PK (pastor’s kiddo) sit through before they turn 13? Well, simple. 52 weeks in a year, plus Christmas, Ash Wednesday, and about six others that I’m probably forgetting equal 60 per year, multiplied by 13 years, is 780 services. If we subtract the ten services that you may have missed at some point, we end with approximately 770 services. (Sidenote: many of you just thought of the “7 times 70 times” rule or Chris August.) Through those 700 and some odd services, you had probably begun to acquire one or more of these symptoms. (This is written from the perspective of a teenage PK, but I would love to hear the stories of other generations.)
10. You have listened to several of the following and sang along:
Jesus Freak, Outta My Mind, We Can’t Shut Up, Beauty from Pain, East to West, Awake and Alive, Home, Held, Awaken, anything by TobyMac, DC Talk, Skillet, Superchick, Matthew West, Francesca Bastelli, (Not a clue how to spell her last name) or another Christian artist.
9. You are now singing the lyrics to one of those.
“The words that he spoke made the people assume there wasn’t too much left in the upper room.”
8. You helped your BFF learn the Old Testament rap in Youth Club.
Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy, that’s the penetuch of Moses, Joshua Judges Ruth two Sams….. And last in MALICHI!
7. You screamed/ jumped/stomped/ snapped/ whatever when you said Malichi.
6. When someone says “camp,” you think of your church camp…
Which probably included smores, hoping for “the good cabins,” singing, impromptu romps around campus, singing, trying to dance to “Home” by Natalie Grant and failing… (Or was that just me?)
5. You have devised a strategy to keep communion elements from getting on your clothes.
And it works. Epically.
4. I’m too lazy to think of the rest, so please, comment your own!