11) You have more cheese than Limburger and more corn than Nebraska – Suggest by Cody Pope
Cheesy and corny ideas only appeal to people with cheesy and corny ideas. Everyone else is mortified by it.
Looking at your skits, videos, jokes, interpretive dance, and salsa arrangement of “Awesome God” and ask yourself, “Is this cheesy?” Then rid yourself of the cheese.
12) Your Church Obviously Doesn’t Care About Your Ministry
Your ministry won’t grow if your church refuses to support it.
I’ve been involved in a church where they literally paid the guy who mowed the lawn more than they paid the student pastor. What does that say about their priorities and concern for the student ministry? Was it any surprise that the student ministry was unusually small compared to the rest of the church?
Do you have adequate funds, communication, and staff to succeed in ministry?
13) Your Church is Clearly Designed For Women
14) You Aren’t Communicating What You’re Doing to Anyone (Especially not the Right People)
It doesn’t matter how great your event is if you don’t tell anyone about it. You need to communicate what you’re doing to people who are energetic about you’re ministry. They’re the ones who will help you make things better and tell every one else about it.
I’ve been a part of a lot of outreach events. Some were filled with church kids, and others drew in the whole community. The big difference was communication.
In the world of evites, Facebook invites and groups, mass email, Twitter, and MySpace, there is simply no reason for not communicating what you’re doing.