From time to time we are asked if we have a particular ministry. Or sometimes people will ask when we will be starting such-and-such a ministry. Sometimes they ask because their last church had it. Sometimes they ask because they are passionate about a certain ministry.
Here’s a few examples.
Do you have a men’s ministry? Yes. It’s called attend church every Sunday, get involved in serving, and lead your family like a Christian man is supposed to do. If you want to make friends with other guys, there are plenty of ways to do that. If you want to go camping, riding, or fishing, you don’t need me to call your hobby a ministry. Just get some guys and go.
Do you have a women’s ministry? Yes, it’s the same as above. Attend church every Sunday, get involved in serving somewhere, and lead your family like a Christian woman should. If you want to meet some other ladies and make new friends there are plenty of ways to do that. If you want to have a date night out with the girls, you don’t need the church to call that a ministry. Just get some ladies together and do it.
Do you have a couple’s ministry?
Do you have a singles ministry?
Do you have parent’s ministry?
Do you have a senior citizens ministry?
Do you have a support group ministry?
Do you have a counseling ministry?
Do you have a recovery ministry?
Do you offer Midweek services?
Do you offer Sunday night church services?
You get the idea.
WHAT’S THE POINT? We are decidedly simple at PCC. Trying to do too much results in a bloated church calendar, organizational complexity, burn out, manpower shortages, ineffectiveness, and competition between the ministries for limited resources. The evidence is in – simple churches are more effective than organizationally complicated churches who try to do too much.