Here are some of the reasons we "under-program" @ Northridge.
- We can do a lot of things in a mediocre (or poor) way, or we can do a few things extremely well. We continue to focus on doing few things really well.
- Over-programming creates an illusion of fruitfulness that may simply be busyness.
- Over-programming is a detriment to single-mindedness (the Great Commission)
- Over-programming runs the risk of turning a church into a bunch of extracurricular activities – looking like the average over-busy suburban family.
- Over-programming makes actual ministry effectiveness very difficult (if not unlikely).
- Over-programming creates satisfaction and illusion of success; and meanwhile the Great Commission can still be ignored.
- Over-programming keeps church members so busy they can't reach out to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers with the Gospel.
- Over-programming is often the result of reactions to perceived needs and an inability to kill sacred cows that are actually already dead.
* This list began with a post I read at "shrinkthechurch.com". So helpful!