This week I continue with the second Essential for ministry growth: Reduce complexity to the point of quality.
I’m acquainted with a ministry that serves as the patron host to a series of focus ministries to children, ethnic groups, musicians, older adults, foreign missions (and others).
There is, however, little sense of alignment or cohesion among the groups. Everyone does their own thing under a common roof.
It’s messy, politicized and stagnant.
I know another ministry that takes the opposite approach, saying in effect, Everything we sponsor must align with our vision and values. This host is extremely picky about what it takes on. Thus:
- Alignment is tight.
- Structure is simple and manageable.
- Quality is high.