Show Your Badge
Now don’t misunderstand, the actual little badges themselves aren’t bad. Detectives and FBI agents have badges, AND suits because they are real actual officials of the law. They don’t even have to wear the it, just flip it open for ID. Other than the law, there’s a badger hierarchy: sewn-on, push or drive what most of us don’t want to, uniforms and matching hats get a plastic one, a cut-out name version with gold edges and cutout letters (no hat) means you work at a hotel, pin on style with paper name insert is a suit conference, shield-shaped metal badge with only a number – really and truly is important. Did you know judges and Senators get badges? (Don’t ask.)
Church people however, do not need badges. Ushers, greeters, deacons, even pastors who wear badges should get hats. Wanna know what does possibly make sense?
speaking section makes sense. Staff ID I can see; help a visitor find the nursery, or the nearest restroom. Nursery workers – definitely – if I’m in charge of your infant, that is important. Oh, and you can put badges on coffee shop workers (if your churches has one). We need to know where they are at all times. But the churches who feel pressured by those who want to feel important, that’s over the edge.
If you’re important you get a magnetic Greeter badge, the Deacon magnet is a step up. Until Newbies graduate and learn the secret handshake their suits have holes from pin backs, and must cower behind a real Magnetic Badger. Churches, let’s get real: Peter, James, John – no badge. Paul? Jesus? Nope, and they outrank any deacon. If these people need recognition, give ’em a Bible with their name engraved, they can use it, and it doesn’t tarnish.
Wear A Badge If You Greet or Ush or Deac
They seem unnecessary. If get a handshake as you enter, someone greeted you, so they must be a greeter – no badge needed. If you’re a deacon why do I need to know? And if you’re an usher, you are easily identifiable when the offering plate passes to you when you ush. I’m not truly opposed, just amused. In some churches it is undeniably status, little more.