Are you serious, Terry?
Ah, I thought this might awaken your sinuses!
One of the challenges each of us has had to deal with along the way is that of being in the church with a bit of unbiblical pride in ourselves....a large bit. There is an air about much of our reputations which is simply air-rogant. I have driven more away than I have led to Jesus by my cocky swagger of knowing the true truth.
Yet, I'm serious that we ought to be Baptist....as in John the Baptist. That Baptist had a humility about him which evidently eased him into one courageous champion for God's definable direction. Pointing toward the Lamb, John declared He must increase, but I must decrease.
From the toweling off at baptism each of us is called to grow in Christ to the pace of ultimately fading away. He must increase while we live a pattern of decreasemanship.
Decreasing is such a valuable trait. It leads us to have an accurate assessment of our roles. And it gives jealousy and envy a much-needed, much-deserved pounding.
Decreasing is what I am about (it's what you are about). My job is not to become more prominent, more visible, more sought. No, my job is to step aside of the self that Jesus might gain full habitation.
Note the wonder of God. Decreasing is progress. Decreasing does not drive people away from God, but allows them to be drawn to Him for we are less in the way than once.
I've ruined family and friend relationship due to my earlier years of my personal increasing in knowledge and huffy assumption I knew best; knew more than "them". Wonderfully, as I've learned to decrease, the work of God seems to find its own liberty.
Therefore, I declare with no play on words that what is really needed in hundreds of communities is for the Church of Christ to become Baptist.