Come as you are, but be ready to change

The slogan of the church I attended in middle and high school was “Come as you are”, which was fitting for a nondenominational church in the hyper-liberal, irreligious enclave of Madison, Wisconsin.

I remember the senior pastor expounding on the slogan during one sermon. He added an addendum that I think transforms it into something even better:

Come as you are, but be ready to change.

Removed from a religious context, this sentiment embodies a yes-and approach to life that can translate to many other contexts:

What’s yours?