Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Case for Underprogramming

Many churches tend to think the mark of a healthy church is more programming. More activity. More busyness. More events. More "ministries". Not necessarily. The church isn't the YMCA after all. We are a family, a gospel culture, and people united to display the character of God. We gather for worship, edification through the Word, and for fellowship. Our work and our witness happens through our loving and sacrificial community and through our faithfulness to live and speak the gospel during the week as we walk among the peoples of the world. Here is a good case for under-programming the church so that we do not "shoot ourselves in the foot" for our true mission and purpose. READ HERE.

3 comments:

travispcox said...

Man I'm completely on board with this. Might be coming back to the area soon. So let's get some coffee and talk theology or something.

Jeremy Bradshaw said...

Sounds great Travis! Let me know when you are back in the GT.

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

Good points. Sometimes we get so caught up in "doing things for the Lord" we sadly put the Lord last in our daily life. Not spending quality time with Him in prayer, reading and learning His Word, or time to just sit and meditate on His goodness. Which,as a consequence, hurts the church in the long run as our focus gets messed up...

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