Move on. You probably won’t want to read the rest of this post. It’s just my way of venting. I know, everyone says don’t vent on your blog. I don’t care. It’s bugging me.
Firing people. I read this quote again yesterday from another blogger. “Hire slowly and fire quickly”. This is such a shallow and stupid quote. I understand the point. Make sure who you hire is the right person. But I am going to say it again. Jesus had 12 disciples. And they all probably could have been fired at one point or another. One doubted He was even Jesus. One openly denied Him three times. The all wondered who was the most important of the bunch. They all seemed to fail at one or more tasks. Using this quote as His leadership mantra, we would not have had 12 disciples originally but somewhere around 48. It is easier to shirk our responsibility to groom and train and mentor and prepare people in leadership and simply fire them. And eventually, you will have a group of people around you who are more afraid of keeping their jobs and playing it safe and making sure they kiss up to you. I know there are those employees who must be fired. But is this small and limited number of people really the reason that we should just be more inclined to fire people? Help me out here.
Church advertising on Christian radio. This still bugs me. Let’s analyze. Who is the target audience. Christians? Most non-Christians don’t listen to Christian radio. And what is the situation with most listeners? They go to church. So you are spending advertising dollars reaching a group of people that are already saved and probably go to church somewhere. So the goal, then, would be to attract people who are already in a church. So what you want is for people to leave their church and come to your church. Help me out here. What am I missing?
I got it off the internet. I am a bit nervous that the internet, or should I say the wholesale copying of a sermon series, is starting to take the place of serious Bible study and preparation on the part of the preacher. When I read blogs, I like to go to the web sites and see what they are up to. I can’t count any more how many times I have seen the same sermon being pushed that was already done at several other churches, right down to the graphics, message content, and even the illustrations. I understand it can be tough putting together something fresh week in and week out. But I also believe that we need to make sure the word we are giving to our churches is actually FOR our church. What am I missing here?