Ministry: More or Better?

Seth Godin is the author of seventeen books that have been bestsellers around the world and changed the way people think about marketing, change, and work.  In this five minute video, he suggests that our cultural preference for more being better is unwise and often simply not true.

So What?

In most congregations, plans are now well underway for constructing ministry and mission for 2015.  What should be done (including and often especially how much more than the prior year) is often a part of planning conversations.  Crafting plans for a congregation or a specific ministry or department should be a process that involves many people and considers multiple factors.  This year why not include the following:

  • Do we want to do/provide more or be/become better?
  • Is this emphasis reflected in our budget and in how we develop leaders? Is it consistent with our congregation’s culture?

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