Does your church count “nickels and noses”?
When preachers and pastors use the phrase “ministerially speaking” when quoting attendance figures, they are probably fudging the numbers a bit.
There is a veritable alphabet soup of euphemisms to refer to people in church who are hard to love.
Sometimes pastors and evangelists get caught up in the emotion of the situation and “overestimate” the number of people who attend their church or who convert to Christianity. They’re not trying to lie… they’re just reporting their statistics “evangelastically.”
The last thing a preacher wants is to stay up all night Saturday working on a sermon and then have to preach it in the morning. Well, that’s what a “Saturday-night special” is.
The Christianese term armor-bearer originated in the United States just a few decades before the Revolutionary War, and it has retained its meaning for the past 200 years.