Tom Erich has written a very interesting column over at Religion News Service arguing that pastors need to change their focus from Sunday morning worship.
Sunday worship isn’t growing churches any longer. Sunday morning has become a time for sleeping in, kids’ sports and shopping. Young prospects want engagement, not pew-sitting.
Churches grow when they have active small group ministries, high-commitment mission work, lively online offerings, and activities beyond Sunday mornings.
Sunday worship should be part of the mix and it should be done well. But it ends up getting in the way when older constituents remembering an earlier era demand that Sunday receive the greatest share of church resources, that it be the pastor’s number one commitment, and that it be the ultimate measure of success.
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