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10 Church Activities That Need to Go

  • Lindsey VanSparrentak Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer

1. Events That Are Grandfathered In

Are you still doing a Christmas luncheon just because Betsy Ross was the committee chair of the inaugural event, even though the pastor’s wife is the only person to attend (and even she doesn’t want to be there)?

Okay, I admit that’s probably a bit of an exaggeration. But there are so many churches that cling onto declining (and already dead) activities. Why? Because it’s “always been something we do”. 

Here’s the problem, though: When we refuse to cut back the events that are withering, we’re taking time and resources away from activities and ministries that are thriving.  

But don’t just go and cut anything that started before the turn of the century. Something that was popular 10, 50, even 100 years ago, can still be a hit today! You should always be seeking and listening to feedback and make decisions accordingly.


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