I know, it’s not too impressive; typical worship leader “fohawk”. The cool thing is that it only cost $6 measly dollars, which is by no means a small amount of dough – especially on a pastor’s salary (that’s like 2 Starbucks drinks!). Anyway I went to our local beauty college where I was transformed from a customer to a test patient. I didn’t really care though it was about 100 degrees out and I was about 2 weeks past due for a new do.
I was totally impressed with the process though – thus one of the reasons for this entry. I had a student cutting my hair and a teacher watching and fixing. As she taught I was getting schooled in the fine art of hair cutting – and she was a master. It almost reminded me of some old Kung Fu movie. This teacher could do anything, and she was so calm and confident. The student was nervous as anything, you’d think she was giving John Edwards a cut! She was great though a really nice girl – I think it’s one of my best haircuts ever, and my wife agrees.
An interesting conversation that we got into was the plans she had after she graduated. I asked “so do you go get a job at like a big name salon or do you go over to Supercuts or something?”. She said that they are encouraged to go to a Supercuts type place first and gain experience, build a clientele – then get into a nice fancy Salon, which they have to pay for their booth. Interesting, just something I had never thought about before.
That got me thinking about ministry (of course). I wonder how true that is in church culture? A person starts down the road to full time ministry, maybe graduates from a Bible College or Seminary (or maybe just starts as a volunteer). Then they get their foot in at a smaller church, maybe a church plant – they work there for a while, honing their skills, learning, gaining experience (building a clientele?), then they decide its time to run with the big dogs, or they get an offer from one of those big fancy churches… OK I know this is weird.
Are there Supercuts Churches? Churches that aren’t really top notch, but they get the job done. They’re kind of cookie cutter churches, they look and act and feel the same. They don’t do anything really interesting or unique or risky (pretty much the standard man/boy haircut). The menu doesn’t change much and staff turnover is pretty high, but they are together decently successfull…?
I don’t know, just a rambling thought.