I think I need to start keeping a list of silly church signs. I saw another one yesterday with the following message:
"Faith is a journey, not a destination."
Where do these things come from? "Vapid Church Slogans Unlimited"?
Sorry, I guess I'm being snarky. But if you don't mind my saying, faith is neither a journey nor a destination. It is a gift, the starting point from which the Christian life flows. To describe it as either a goal or a process is to essentially misunderstand it.
Maybe what this church is trying to say is that the Christian life is a journey. I could accept that. And as an English teacher, I sympathize with the challenge of putting words together effectively, especially when you are working within very tight parameters.
But maybe instead of trying to come up with pithy statements, it would make more sense to quote a line of scripture. Our God does have a way with words.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God--not by works, so that no one can boast." (Eph. 2: 8-9)