What’s the Big Deal with Church Committees?

Episode #156
September 4, 2015
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Podcast Episode #156

We discuss a recent post on church committees and why they often impede progress in many churches. We also provide alternate methods to a committee structure and ideas on how to best communicate a change to the committees in your church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Not all church committees are bad. Not all church committees lack purpose.
  • You will likely get some level of pushback or anger when you change a church committee’s purpose or structure.
  • Think diligently before starting a committee. It is a lot easier not to start a committee than to kill a committee.
  • Committees conform to the doctrine of the perseverance of committees.
  • Nomenclature matters with church structures such as committees or ministry teams.
  • Doing away with committees is not the solution to the ills in a church, but they are symptomatic of a church’s ills.
  • Churches overly focused on committees are often in decline and inwardly focused.

The five problems many church leaders have with church committees are:

  1. The committee has forgotten its purpose.
  2. Some committees meet even if they don’t have a reason to meet.
  3. Some committees attract control freaks.
  4. It’s hard to kill a committee.
  5. Unnecessary committees and committee meetings replace ministry.

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