Saturday, April 29, 2006

Church Hop Charter

  1. “Church Hop” is only a nickname for the program, which is not limited to churches alone, but includes any house of worship.
  2. Church Hoppers must “play along.” Observe the church’s customs, participate as best as you can. Within your own comfort zone accept any offer, follow any tradition, take part in any ritual, etc.
  3. “Sunday best” is the required attire for purposes of respect to the church.
  4. If Church Hoppers are invited to a particular church, that church will take precedence.
  5. Church Hop will occur every possible Sunday, at a different church each session.
  6. Church Hoppers should only skip a session if absolutely necessary.
  7. Church Hoppers will stay until the end of services, unless special circumstances should arise. This will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
  8. Church Hoppers should try to meet at least one person in the duration of a session. Church Hoppers can choose to disclose the information about Church Hop, and provide the information about the website. However, Church Hoppers should not respond to questions that require the comparison of churches.
  9. When tithing is applicable, one dollar per person is the suggested rate. Also, a personal note about Church Hop can be left behind, but it must be respectful.
  10. If other people are interested in joining Church Hop, they will be encouraged to come along. However, they must agree to all rules laid out in the charter.
  11. Within the calendar week of a Church Hop session, a complete blog entry will be made about the church, adhering to the template that follows.