Saturday, May 01, 2010


Pastor Jared Wilson provides 10 reasons not to over-program your church.

1 - You can do a lot of things in a mediocre (or poor) way, or you can do a few things extremely well.

2 - Over-programming creates an illusion of fruitfulness that may just be busy-ness.

3 - Over-programming is a detriment to single-mindedness in a community.

4 - Over-programming runs the risk of turning a church into a host of extracurricular activities, mirroring the “Type-A family” mode of suburban achievers.

5 - Over-programming dilutes actual ministry effectiveness.

6 - Over-programming leads to segmentation among ages, life stages, and affinities, which can create divisions in a church body.

7 - Over-programming creates satisfaction in an illusion of success; meanwhile mission suffers.

8 - Over-programming reduces margin in the lives of church members.

9 - Over-programming gets a church further away from the New Testament vision of the local church.

10 - Over-programming is usually the result of un-self-reflective reflex reactions to perceived needs and and an inability to kill sacred cows that are actually already dead.

You can read the post with further explanation here >>

3 John 8
Bill H.

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