Here’s the top 10 ways to guarantee a terrible church service:
1. Ask the worship leader to talk for 5 mins between each song & thus quench the flow of a worship time.
2. Give 11 announcements complete with all details of time, address, who to see to register & endless other boring details.
3. Tell people you are going to finish in 5 mins & take another 20.
4. Don’t train anyone in platform presentation. Just be “led by the Spirit” & trust everything will be ok dokie.
5. Berate people about their lack of commitment or dedication.
6. Get the worship leaders & vocalists to never open their eyes & be aware of what’s happening in the congregation.
7. Preach messages that have no relevance to the day to day lives of your people.
8. Loooooooooooong offering talks.
9. Completely ignore visitors or include them to the point of embarrassment.
10. Encourage team pastors to talk authoritatively to the church just like the senior pastor.
And that’s how you help make a church unhealthy.
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