Podcast Episode #376
Churches like to be busy. Unfortunately busyness can hurt a church’s effectiveness. Today we discuss this problem and how to deal with it.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- A busy church is not always an effective church.
- Churches should be culturally contextual in their area, not cultural transplanted from another area.
- Your church should have a clearly defined process of discipleship.
- Your church’s vision statement should also be its process of discipleship.
- Vision statements should be short, memorable, and communicated frequently.
- It takes courage to eliminate ineffective and unneeded church programs.
- A church’s ministry should not be confined to its address.
The seven problems we discuss on this episode are:
- Our churches equate activity with value.
- Programs and ministries became ends instead of means.
- Failure of churches to have a clear purpose.
- Church leaders have failed to say “no.”
- Fear of eliminating.
- Church is often defined as an address.
- Churches often try to compete with culture rather than reach culture.
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