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17 Things You'll Get If You Grew Up Going To A "Cool" Church

Instead of an organist your church had a dude with a guitar.

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1. Your church probably used PowerPoint for everything.

No hymnbooks for you, just tonnes of custom animations and bad WordArt.
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No hymnbooks for you, just tonnes of custom animations and bad WordArt.

2. And all the church's events were advertised with surprisingly cool flyers.

Or if you were unlucky, terrible Microsoft Word nightmares.
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Or if you were unlucky, terrible Microsoft Word nightmares.

3. You didn't sing traditional hymns like this.

Because your church only sang super modern songs.
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Because your church only sang super modern songs.

4. And instead of an organist there was definitely a guy with a guitar and probably someone with a tambourine.

Or if you were really fancy, a whole band!
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Or if you were really fancy, a whole band!

5. A lot of the songs had dance routines to go with them.

Shoutout to everyone else who still remembers all the moves to "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands".
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Shoutout to everyone else who still remembers all the moves to "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands".

6. Everyone in your congregation would go absolutely wild for one song.

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[opening chords of "We Want To See Jesus Lifted High"] *SCREAMING*

7. Your preacher/vicar/minister didn't wear traditional clothes.

And if they did, you could always see their jeans poking out from under the robes.
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And if they did, you could always see their jeans poking out from under the robes.

8. And their sermons always started with some reference to whatever pop culture thing had happened that week.

Only a "cool" church leader can so easily segue from talking about a Rihanna video to scripture.
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Only a "cool" church leader can so easily segue from talking about a Rihanna video to scripture.

9. You probably went to a lot of pot luck lunches growing up.

Everyone would bring some sort of mysterious stew or a huge tub of coleslaw. And all the desserts always had some gross fruit in them.
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Everyone would bring some sort of mysterious stew or a huge tub of coleslaw. And all the desserts always had some gross fruit in them.

10. You definitely attended some sort of church youth club.

Everything was always a "jam" and you probably went along because they had a pool table and OK snacks. You could tell if it was a really cool youth club if the walls were decorated with fancy graffiti.
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Everything was always a "jam" and you probably went along because they had a pool table and OK snacks. You could tell if it was a really cool youth club if the walls were decorated with fancy graffiti.

11. And your first crush was probably someone you met at youth club.

Your eyes met across the pool table.
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Your eyes met across the pool table.

12. You had at least one youth leader who wore leather flip flops all year round.

And probably a bucket hat.
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And probably a bucket hat.

13. And one youth club leader who wore shirts like these.

Please go away 😂😂 RT @MelechT: If your youth pastor wore shirts like these, then your youth ministry was LIT

From far away you would never know they were God shirts.

14. You always saved seats for your youth club friends in church.

So you could whisper to each other in the boring bits.
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So you could whisper to each other in the boring bits.

15. At one point you might have been persuaded to go on Jesus day camp when you were a child.

Possibly because it was free and your parents needed the childcare in the summer.
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Possibly because it was free and your parents needed the childcare in the summer.

16. If you went on church camp as a teen, you definitely had hoodies made.

With your nickname on the back. Nothing rude though.
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With your nickname on the back. Nothing rude though.

17. And whether you stuck with the whole Jesus thing or not, you probably made friends for life.

At least you get to go to a lot of weddings anyway.
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At least you get to go to a lot of weddings anyway.