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Why the Monthly Church Business Meeting Needs to Go

Pastors dread the monthly church business meeting, and apparently most of them have taken action. Thirty years ago 9 out of 10 churches had the regular meeting, but today less than a third continue to have it. These business meetings are viewed by many as a gripe session where a few can express their grievances. Today there are much more efficient ways to share the same information and to ask for feedback without having a contentious meeting.
Go here to read the full story from Thom Rainer. Get stories like this and more each week with Ministry Briefing! Order now and receive your first four issues for just $1! Why This Story Matters to Church Leaders Pastors have enough on their plates without a monthly business meeting that could turn contentious. There are good reasons to leave it behind!
  • What Is the Culture of Your Church? Are your members mostly young or mostly old? Do they have a traditional church background where they expect this or is a business meeting the last thing they want to do? Your culture determines your next step.
  • Do you need to communicate about how you communicate? By setting expectations for communication and helping your church process the way you share about the business side of the church, you can minimize conflict.
  • Which tools will your members use for communication? Whether you print up quarterly reports, consolidate the meeting into an annual meeting, provide small group meetings, or use email and networking tools online, there are many ways to minimize the work of a monthly business meeting.
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