LifeChurch.tv’s Craig Groeschel talks about cutting back church ministries. What?! No VBS? No choir? No women’s ministry? (gasp)
I love his simple and calm reasoning that churches should do what works to spread the gospel, not just what other churches do and not just what keeps Christians entertained:
- “We stopped doing church sponsored sports. Why take believers out of corporate leagues to put them together in Christian leagues?
- We stopped VBS because we reached more kids for Christ each weekend than we did during VBS (and with a lot less money and effort).
- We stopped doing concerts because we were basicly providing entertainment for Christians.”
And it’s not that these things are wrong, it’s that they weren’t working for LifeChurch.tv. Are they working for your church?