Seven Ways Busyness Can Harm a Church

October 31, 2017
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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:

  1. Our churches equate activity with value.
  2. Programs and ministries became ends instead of means.
  3. Failure of churches to have a clear purpose.
  4. Church leaders have failed to say “no.”
  5. Fear of eliminating.
  6. Church is often defined as an address.
  7. Churches often try to compete with culture rather than reach culture.

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