In my days as a youth worker I would sometimes hear youth worker and ministers at meetings talk about how they were not ‘playing the numbers game’ or that ‘it is not about bums on seats’. The thinking behind such comments was that there are more important things than how many people come to your services / youth club / events.
I tended to think that if nobody came along to the things you were running it probably was because they were rubbish or clashed with something good on TV. But then I am no longer a youth worker, from which you could deduce that some of my philosophies were flawed.
The image depicts a non-conformist minister as you can see. I thought it was about time I drew a non-Anglican picture. Just in case anyone is thinking that I am attempting to perpetuate a stereotype I’d like to point out that there are a few middle of the road Anglican churches that are nearly empty on a Sunday morning. It is not only the non-conformist Evangelical and Charismatic churches that struggle for numbers.
I will add this to the downloadable section if there is a small to medium demand for me to do so. I’m afraid the picture has poor perspective as I did some errors whilst drawing.