Why Events are Killing Your Church, and Some Signs That You Need to Stop

TonyMorganLive.com | 8/20/2019 | Tony Morgan
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You may assume based on things I’ve written before that I’m not a big fan of events.

If so, you would be right.

Events - Events - Church

I think events can be effective, but generally speaking, I think events are killing the church.

If we want people to take a next step, we try to gather them at a specific time at a specific location and we teach them. Then, when people don’t show up to our events, we assume they are either unspiritual or uncommitted.

Events - Churches - Events - Event - People

We do events because churches have always done events. It doesn’t matter if the event actually helps people or not, we do the event because we’re supposed to do the event.

We do events because they’re easy to measure. If more people show up, we assume the event was successful and helpful.

Events - Lot - Events - Calendar - People

We do events because we’re lazy. It’s a lot easier to just throw events on the calendar than it is to think about how we might effectively help people take their next steps…especially if that involves engaging people in relationships.

We do events because they justify staff positions. Staff members feel obligated to do events to prove the need for their positions.

Events - Front - Group - People

We do events because we have egos. It feels good to get up in front of a group of people and teach them. We feel fulfilled.

We do events...
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