This is a great post by Todd Rhoades with some questions worth asking. = Steve
Poking the Sacred Cow in your church… what should you be asking?
Posted by Todd Rhoades in Leadership on Nov 26th, 2012 | 4 comments
I read an interesting article over at FastCompany this morning about an Australian hotel company that is changing the 11AM checkout rule.You can check out their unbelievably annoying promo for what they are calling the “Overstay Checkout” here:
According to the article, the hotel company started first by looking at their guests biggest gripes: having to check out early (by 11AM).
The truth is… when the hotel was asked why someone HAD to absolutely check out at 11AM if no one else had booked the room the next night, the hotel did not have a good answer.
It appeared to be a sacred cow — something you do but don’t know why.
That got me thinking.
What ‘sacred cow’ questions are we afraid to ask in the church.
Let’s take Sunday’s for example:
1. Why do we HAVE meet on Sundays?
2. Why do we HAVE to meet on Sunday MORNINGS?
3. Why are our services 60 minutes long?
4. Why do we do 30 minutes of music/announcements and 30 minutes of preaching?
5. Why do we use an offering PLATE?
6. Why do we do everything the way we do it?
What is YOUR church’s sacred cow question?
What should you think about changing that would really shake things up?
What groaning/griping to you hear the most from your people? Is this tied in any way, shape, or form to some type of sacred cow question you should be re-asking and re-answering?
Something to think about…