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10 ways to streamline your service

January 4, 2009

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You know as well as I do how frustrating it can be to sit through a church service that didn’t have a clear end time.
Streamlining the worship service doesn’t suggest that we should rush through the church service. It merely means managing the time better. Do you need to streamline your church service? Does your pastor need to streamline your service?

1. Plan your service

2. Stick to the plan

3. Rehearse to cut dead time

4. Combine elements- have one person do multiple items on the program

5. Study the flow of other church services

6. Don’t preach for 1 1/2 hours

7. Re-evaluate every element of your service

8. Limit announcements

9. Start on time

10. Create a culture that respects the time of members

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2 comments

  1. Did you hear about evangelism council this year at OU? WELL the “man” didn’t preach for 1 1/2 hours he did 2, ohhhh get some, lol….. I really like the idea of streamlining the service. Unfortunately it will take some serious work to get certain “Cultures” to actually evaluate their worship service. That’s where the young blood comes in. We have to break the cycle.


  2. It is time to break the cycle!



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