Bigger Is Not Better

Posted: 18th October 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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The definition of “Organization “ according to Webster Merriam dictionary is “an administrative and functional structure (as a business or a political party); also : the personnel of such a structure.” Many churches have become, what I call, “maintenance organizations.” They are more determined to maintain their existing membership than minister to a broken and dying world. They placate members with topical antidotes (and sprinkle the name of Jesus) like “Marriage Conferences” rather than send their members out to minister to real broken homes. They defend their indolence to the perpetual urgent call of the Gospel by developing occasional, extravagant outreach programs that yield little at great cost. Their appearance is liken to a fat, well groomed, diamond studded, lazy cat awaiting its next meal. Dazzling programmed entertainment, comfort and accommodation fill the services. Messages are laced with video enhancement, encouragement and comical pith’s to tickle the listener’s ear. The church is ran just like the world’s business’ with myriads of redundant meetings. These meetings develop policies and action lists creating more work to maintain it’s machinery; it’s organization. Making the overall environment one of extreme “busyness.”

Jesus said in Luke 10, “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

“Only one thing is needed…”

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