“Till The Soil”
There are so many times in ministry & life that we need to mix it up, we need to change the way we do things.
If we never change-up what we are doing then how will we ever prepare those in our churches for what God wants to plant in their lives.
To many times we continue to do what worked “back in the day” and get into a huge rut.
We make it extremely difficult to see growth when we do the same thing the same way. We stay in that rut and the ground stays hard. We must constantly be preparing the soil and if we don’t do that with our programming, calendar, volunteers, music, worship flow, etc then the ground will just get hard and be almost impossible to plant anything in.
Technology is constantly changing and mixing it up. As soon as one new product comes out, it changes and something else comes out. Same thing with Facebook, Instagram & other social media platforms.
These constant changes can cause people to complain and be upset at first, but soon realize it is so much better with the changes that have been made.
If the world around us is tilling the soul, then why aren’t more churches changing things up as well?
Be constantly thinking of ways to till the soil in your ministries. I have found that when we do this it causes our people to desire to come back the next week because they never know what they are going to get.
I will give you a few examples below of what we have done in our ministry, but I think you need to come up with a few on your own as well.
As you are planning out your services & looking forward in your ministry calendar ask the question – “What do we need to do to TILL THE SOIL?”
- Move your music set around
- Move your announcements
- Change your walk-in set up
- During teaching time have worship songs that break up your teaching many times throughout the talk
- Testimonies (Live & interviews)
- New stage set up
- Do chairs in different way
- Don’t use chairs
- Do a talk show type set up
- Greeter team go further away from church into parking lot
- Complete video service