Methodists, Light Bulbs, Directed Giving & Naming Rights

There is an old joke in Methodist circles that goes like this:

Question: How many Methodists does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer:  You can’t change that light bulb!  My daddy gave it to the church!

And that is why, following the lead of some churches we know & respect, we at Good Shepherd don’t encourage directed giving and why we don’t name pieces of our property after people or organizations.