OK, here's the scoop. My congregation has received a wake-up call from the Holy Spirit, a kick to the butt telling us to get out there and actually make disciples.
We're fired up about it, and we've basically decided to re-invent our identity as a congregation. Part of that re-invention is choosing a new name.
For over a (stagnant) decade, we've been "Crossroads Christian Church." Nothing wrong with that name, but we want to choose a name that reflects what people will find here, something that will draw in people who may not normally walk into a church (our target audience, right?). The name I hold up as my ideal is "Real Life Ministries," but that one's already taken by an awesome church in Post Falls, ID
, and it's kind of become a brand in and of itself (like "Calvary Chapel" or "Vineyard"). I like "Real Life" because it describes the church's focus: applying Christianity to "real life," meeting people where they are. Their slogan is: "Where Jesus and real life meet."
Anyway, I'm looking for a name in the same vein as "Real Life Ministries." Not just a catchy, cool-sounding name, but one that conveys what we're about: authenticity, openness, unity, caring, etc.
Here are a few of the ideas we're tossing around:
- The Crossing
- One Life Ministries
- Cross Connection Ministries
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
We decided on "The Crossing," after all. Thanks for all your feedback. It helps to get a broader opinion on these things.