For your ministry to break your next growth barrier, you must realize that all the ministries in your church are not created equal. Some ministries need to be treated unfairly. They need an unfair amount of your time and budget.
When it comes to the ministries in your church, look at what is the most effective and move your personnel and financial resources there. For some, this means an honest evaluation of all the regular programs and ministries. For others, you need to stop doing something that worked long ago but does not work well anymore.
When you evaluate programs, ministries, and special events, the keyword is not “good” or “bad.” It is “effective.”
Pastors and church leaders must ask, “How effective is this at helping us accomplish our mission and vision?” There are a lot of good programs holding us back from doing great ministry. Stewardship is about allocating time, money, resources and energy into what works best.
Breaking the next growth barrier requires you must find your ministry hedgehog. In Good to Great, author Jim Collins introduced the idea of the hedgehog concept. While the fox knows many things, the hedgehog is focused on one thing. Churches need to find their ministry hedgehog.
The key to growth might not be what you start, but what you stop.
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