15 Awkward Church Moments Everyone Tries to Avoid

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 15. Can You Help in the Nursery?

Usually followed by, “Just for this week.”

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14. Stomach Growls

You know, that loud lion growl you get when everything’s quiet. That one.

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13. Sex in the Sermon… with Your Kids

OK, that was awkward.

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12. Mic Squeals

What’s that noise!!?!

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11. Forgetting Someone’s Name

Here they come, here they come… Hey, guy.

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10. When Your Kid Cusses in Class

My baby did what? She must’ve learned that from her father, excuse me.

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9. The Rambling Testimony

The one that goes on for ten minutes but never makes a point…

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8. Sitting in a Saved Pew

C’mon. This is church people—no seat saving.

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7. Awkward Clapping

So, are we clapping for Jesus or the song or the… (This one might apply more to our Baptist friends.)

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6. Provocative Dancing on Stage

Nuff said.

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5. The Too Long and Repetitive Worship Song

We all love to worship, but sometimes, you know, you have to stop singing and worship in other ways.

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4. Illustrations Gone Wrong

You know, stuff like this…

3. Rogue Worshipper

Often seen with tambourine. Always up in your space.

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2. Getting Judged by Others

This can be awkward–if there’s no mercy or grace involved.

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1. Conversations on Politics

Um, excuse me, your liberal views are showing…

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