These are thoughts you never want your members to have about your Sunday service.
You want colour, life, presence, joy, laughter.
Your Sunday service is the primary gathering point for your church. It’s also the number one entry point for new people.
To say it’s important is an understatement.
Therefore, what you must avoid are services that neither exalt Christ or move people closer to Him.
Here are 8 reasons why your services lack punch.
Avoid them like an 8 year old boy avoids a kiss from a girl.
1. Overload of Announcements
I am not a fan of announcements during the Sunday service.
They remind me of cinema advertising.
Have you ever gone to a movie to watch the ads?
You endure the ads, watch an enthralling or occasionally boring movie for two hours and head home without one single thought about the ad you saw two hours earlier.
They are long gone.
Similarly, on Sunday, churches spend 5 – 10 mins promoting events. Hours are spent on producing video news or designing stimulating graphics.
I will grant you that some church-wide events need platform exposure however I think it can be a lazy way to boost church events and programs.
A good exercise for pastors and teams is to analyse the different channels church members use for communication to focus their promotional efforts.
For instance, Messenger, Instagram, Facebook, text, WhatsApp and email are primary methods of communication today.
How do your members use these methods?
How could connect more effectively through these channels?[Read more…]