So Pete Wilson over at Without Wax did a post today called The Antitheses of Spiritual Growth , which sounds heavy, but is actually an account of how his community group (which I guess is like my cell group) played a game of "spoons" a while ago.
Let me tell you a story about the last time my cell group played spoons.
So there I was on Saturday night, minding my own business, like a good Christian boy, when some bright spark pulls out a pack of cards.
(Okay, they might have been my cards, I don't recall)
Because gambling would be wrong, (and because we were too lazy to fetch the poker chips) somebody decided we should play "Spoon" (A card game where the idea is not to be the last person without a spoon.)
So the cell group leader, youth pastor, worship leader and two lay minsters set about corrupting their flock by turning it into a drinking game. (Heathens)
The game became a little excited, including one lay minister hitting another in the face with a spoon they were fighting over. (Okay, but she had it coming!!!! That spoon was mine)
After matters had quitened down, and we were all a little more relaxed. (Some more than others) It was suggested that we all update our facebook status at 8AM on Monday to say that "xxx is a xxx spooner." in order to further shock the congregation and clergy who might hear stories of our wild weekend.
The idea being that "Sharkbait spent the weekend spooning with his cell group" might be a bit to blunt.
So the next day our statuses proclaim as follows.
The Cell Leader/Lay Minister claimed "Sharkbait is a dangerous spooner"
The Youth Pastor was a "tiny but awesome spooner"
The LayMin/Schoolteacher was "an ambitions spooner"
The other teacher was "an ambidextrious spooner"
and so forth.
Nothing like freaking out the rest of the parish leadership. :)