It is important we understand as a church what we can do, what we must do, and what we shouldn't do. That is a very hard thing. We would like to believe we can do everything and anything, but that is just not the truth.
And this topic will come up every now and then. Someone will see a new program a church is doing and be all excited about it and they come to me and want our church to do that. But quite often they are just not things a church our size can do or even should do.
And this is hard for the person who wants that program to be added.
However, we have to be even more focused as a smaller church to know what we must do and what we can't do anymore. I am afraid some of things we do we do them because we have always done them and we don't think about whether they are effective and reaching people.
Think about it this way. You are the leader in a very, very small church. 25 people normally come on a Sunday. But you never do anything to get better. You don't learn how to reach the community. You do everything you have always done because tradition is more important than effectiveness. That church WILL die. It is only a matter of time. The leader is not leading and they are dying.
And that will be our story if we think we can do it all. We can't!!! Please read that statement over again. We can't offer every program a large church does. We are not them and we have not been called to be them. They have enough headaches we wouldn't know how to deal with.
So would you join me and start asking questions about everything we do. Is it effective? Is it reaching people or helping people grow in their relationship with Christ?
May we only do what we will be effective at instead of doi
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