Very few congregations have door knocking campaigns. If there is a door knocking campaign, it is not done in the fashion of attempting to convert people at the door. It is a little naive to believe that people will completely change the direction of one’s life in a conversation on the door steps. Also, very few congregations are still involved in the bus ministry. Fleets of buses traveled out from the church building to pick out children for Sunday School and Worship. Most congregations today do not practice these methods of evangelism any longer. WHY? Well it must have meant that somebody realized that this approach was not working any longer. Usually though, it takes a while to kill a ministry within a congregation. Some ministries that have lost all effectiveness are still taking valuable manpower and resources to run. A ministry can be “spinning its wheels.” When this is the case, it causes burnout within the servants and stagnation within the congregation. This is why each congregation must take the occasion to review each ministry once a year. In reviewing the ministry, the agenda and goals for the ministry will be looked at. This removes the dynamic of “doing it for the sake of doing it.” When you have to objectively look at the purpose and fruit of the ministry, you are able to have a clearer mindset on the work. Too many congregations are involved in purposeless ministries that are producing no fruit. By reviewing the ministries yearly, a congregation will be practicing that best works that produce the most results.
- The Three Sources of Ministry
- Youth Ministry Model Broken
- Joy in Ministry
- Making Ministry Fun
- Paradox in Ministry