Let go of programs that no longer make a difference.
Our friends at Convergence offer this heaping helping of truth:
"Fall is the perfect time to evaluate your programming. During these days when churches are losing volunteers, this season offers you the ability to do fewer things, and to do each of them well. We watched the pandemic cause cancellation to rummage sales, dinners and gatherings that focused your congregations inward. Ask yourself if these programs are still necessary. Now is the perfect time to focus your energy on things that will not only make a difference in the life of your church but also to extend your ministry into the community. Take a critical look at your congregation’s outdated & oversized governance models. Is now the time to downsize/rightsize your ruling councils, sessions, & committees? I encourage you to engage in this important discernment." Cameron Trimble