To fight dwindling congregations, some churches are encouraging worshippers to attend online dating courses to learn how to flirt:
Peter Spalton, known as the dating doctor, said that churchgoers tended to be more reserved and could benefit from tips on how to appear more attractive.
Lessons include how to greet someone, how to hold good eye contact and how to judge whether the other person wants to be kissed at the end of the evening.
They can even learn some Christian pick up lines:
'Now I know why Solomon had 700 wives. He never met you.'
'Is this pew taken?'
'I just don't feel called to celibacy.'
'You float my ark.'
'I didn't believe in predestination until tonight.'
'My parents are home, wanna come over?'
'Is that a thinline, duo-tone, compact, ESV travel bible in your pocket?'
'Let me sell you an indulgence - it's a sin to look as good as you.'
'How many times do I have to walk around you before you fall for me?"
'I like to arrange the substantial Christian section of my bookshelf into alphabetical order. Coffee?"
'The name is Will. God's Will.'