July 1, 2013 Tony Morgan

Stop Doing that Event!: 10 Signs that It’s Time to Eliminate an All-Church Event

You may assume based on my previous writing that I’m not a big fan of events. If so, you would be right. Generally speaking, I think events are killing the church.

That said, I do believe there’s a place for events if they’re done right. Here’s a chart to help you consider what distinguishes a healthy event from an unhealthy one.

Healthy Events

If you haven’t in the past, now would be a good time to list every event your church offers in a given calendar year. Then, as a team, assess whether or not it’s healthy.

Use this as an opportunity to either get the unhealthy events in the healthy column. Or, if that’s not possible, maybe it’s time you stopped offering the unhealthy events.

Whatever you do, don’t continue scheduling the event because you’ve always done it. That’s one of the reasons why events are killing the church.

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Tony Morgan

Tony Morgan

Tony is the Chief Strategic Officer and founder of The Unstuck Group, theunstuckgroup.com. For 14 years, Tony served on the senior leadership teams at West Ridge Church (Dallas, GA), NewSpring Church (Anderson, SC) and Granger Community Church (Granger, IN). He's written several books and articles that have been featured with the Willow Creek Association, Catalyst and Pastors.com.
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