The 10 Biggest Small Mistakes Churches Make – Always Add, Never Subtract

Installment 5 of this series. I’d love to hear your feedback on this.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Agreed that a congregation should not commit spiritual gluttony. I would be interested in more development on criteria for what ministries to cut. Seems like this could get political awfully fast. Your pantry hypothetical aside, I think that it would be tough in real life for people to swallow the news that their particular ministry was getting the axe.
    On an individual level, I’m not so sure. I have found something meaningful in volume of involvement. During my educational years (especially early 20s), I wish that someone had pushed me harder about putting God 1st in my schedule & letting everything else fit in the remaining time.
    Loved the idea about the “church audit.” Leadership needs to be really careful about pricing people out of church life with all kinds of expensive activities. It’s not just the big-ticket items: folks can quickly get nickeled-&-dimed by various activities (especially for kids). Not sure what’s the best solution here…Anyway, thanks for the thought-provoking video blog.