The Empty Chair

Top 10 alternative uses for the empty chair.

10. Use it as a rostrum for the leader's rants.

Ken Rucker, Sugarloaf Community Church

9. Use it to hold your laptop.

Ken Rucker, Sugarloaf Community Church

8. As a weapon to fend off the overly friendly group member who believes that everyone should recieve 10 hugs per day.

Jon Sullivan, First Church of Christ

7. Face it into the corner for late arrivals.

Carl Douthit, Foothills Christian Church

6. A place for the cookies so no one has to walk all the way into the kitchen during the meeting.

Jim Brown, Episcopal Church of the Messiah

5. Put it into the center of the circle, and then say, "Tonight we're going to confess our sins to each other. John, please take the chair in the center and begin."

Carl Douthit, Foothills Christian Church

4. A time-out chair for unruly members or those who fall asleep during prayer.

Jim Brown, Episcopal Church of the Messiah

3. Connected to a car battery and a remote control, it becomes a powerful motivational tool for group participation.

Allen White, New Life Christian Center, Turlock, CA

2. Place to hang "Reserved for Elvis" sign on.

B. Henderson, Ebenezer Baptist, Toccoa , GA

1. Break up and use in BBQ when out of briquettes.

Carl Douthit, Foothills Christian Church

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