Thursday, June 28, 2012

10 Reasons to Underprogram Your Church

Good thoughts here from Jared Wilson.  Here are his ten reasons.  Click over to read the explanations.
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.

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1 comment:

Jessie said...

I really love this aspect about The Vine.