Church Improvement – Just Start Somewhere!


Church Improvement – Just Start Somewhere!

I was at an event and was engaged in small talk with some friends who attend another church.  I asked them, “How’s things going at ABC church?” One of the men replied “Ah… we’re okay.  We’re just trying to make it like every other church. It sure would help if the preacher didn’t preach so long. Our preacher preaches over an hour.  A lot of people are leaving.  I think that is why we are having money issues.”  He ended by saying, “The good news is that other churches seem to be having money issues too.”

I thought how sad. It actually makes us feel good that others are going through the same thing we are.  While it might bring us some comfort to know that we are not the only ones going through dry spells, it actually casts a dark shadow over the CHURCH as a whole.  For example, the church is known for always beggin, wanting things for free, being broke, busted and disgusted.  Well, who would want to join an outfit like that?

Sometimes, all the average church has to do is commit to making some minor adjustments to start yielding positive results or be willing to make an investment into itself.  I’m reminded of the following saying,

Insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.

Start with Small Steps

Shaving 10 minutes off the sermon time, include a 5-minute skit or 3-minute video in the mix and commit to a weekly 2 minute ‘offering message’ to address the who, what, when and whys of giving before taking up the tithes and offering are just a couple of ideas that churches can begin to implement immediately that will yield them tremendous results.

The above hyperlinks in blue offer sites where you can get free skits, discounted videos and a sample video on the effectiveness of an offering message.

As we embark on a New Year won’t you commit to making some minor adjustments?

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4 thoughts on “Church Improvement – Just Start Somewhere!

  1. Every time I hear the quote – “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” It is like the very first time I heard it.

    My goal is to apply, the other suggestion that was made.
    AS WE EMBARK ON A NEW YEAR WON’T YOU COMMIT TO MAKING SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS.

    Back to ABC, church. Just like from the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak. There is a reason why people are leaving. What is the difference between a long sermon that says nothing and a short sermon that says nothing. I think we need to start with the man / woman in the mirror. One thing for sure “YOU CAN NOT GIVE WHAT YOU DO NOT HAVE”.

    This could be another sign of INSANITY – expecting something from some one, who does not possess the ability to produce or supply you with such. It was mentioned that the church is known for beggin, wanting things for free, being broke, busted and disgusted. WHO WOULD WANT TO JOIN A CHURCH LIKE THAT– Every seed will produce after its kind. If this is the mind set, how can we expect a different result. You reap what you sow!!!

    We need to go back and find out exactly what a church is. It is not a group of people coming together and singing a few songs. Read a few scriptures and some one gets up and screams for twenty minutes- Especially when it is not practiced.

    CHURCH IMPROVEMENT MUST BEGIN ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
    THAT SOMEWHERE NEED TO START WITH ME, MYSELF & i!!!!!!

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