I have been to some amazingly produced worship services. Everything went off without a hitch. Every graphic was beautiful and professional. Every note sounded heavenly, there were no hitches in the sound production. These services are great.
I have also been to services were it was absolutely the opposite and, yet, many of these services were great as well.
Pastor, the list goes on with discipleship programs, youth activities, children’s events, outreach efforts and on and on. The list of things we as a pastor are concerned about and we are concerned about them because they are a means to share Jesus with people.
Here are some principles to do what you do the best you can do it:
Make It All About Jesus
Whether you are a church of 20 with one person who can sing or a church of 20,000 with endless possibilities your heart is more important than the quality of your services and programming. Small church pastor, are you really making everything about Jesus? Megachurch pastor, how about you?
Empower Staff Or Volunteers To Thrive
No matter the size of your congregation you are going to have people with talents. Maybe they are not the talents you most covet when you envision your dream worship service or your dream programming. But, they are talents none the less.
Train and equip the people with the talent in your congregation to unleash those talents for Jesus!
Make The Most Of Your Resources
Some churches have budgets of $50,000 a year, some churches have budgets of a multi-million dollars. Both these can be used for the most of Jesus. both of these can be abused in a way that does not glorify Jesus.
Make The Most Of Your Context
Maybe you have cows and beans next door to your building (I do!) maybe you have a nice new subdivision, maybe you have skyscrapers. Whatever you have in your context make the most of it. Position your services and programming to reach and touch the people in your current context for Jesus.
Not all pastors and churches have the means or context to put on rock concert services and all-star programming. But, all churches and pastors can bring glory to God and share Jesus to their communities through their own mean, resources, budgets, and contexts.
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