More and more today we hear of “Calvary Church–West Campus,” or “Odyssey–Satellite Campus of Trinity Lutheran Church” (These are just made up by the way). I don’t know where this language is coming from (although I have my suspicions) but this is how many of our LC-MS pastors are talking today. It is annoying. It is irritating. It is downright idiotic, in my opinion. Sounds like we’re talking about Universities or something.
What ever happened to the terms “Mother Church” and “Daughter Churches”? Isn’t that what we used to call it when members from a large city Church formed a “daughter” Church? Why must we continue to borrow non-biblical, non-Churchly language from the secular world? I never cease to be amazed. I know I shouldn’t be, but I am.