Why You Should Focus on Quality of Programs Instead of Quantity of Programs

When I first started out in ministry 25 years ago, I was taught to have as many ministries, programs, events, etc. as you can.

The thought process was this - the more ministries, programs, events, etc. that you have - the more people you will reach.

Over the years, I have found the opposite to be true.  It's not quantity of ministry that reaches people but quality of ministry.

The more ministries you have, the less quality you will have.   Every time you add another ministry, program, or event - the more watered down the ministry as a whole becomes.  Volunteers and funding when stretched too thin are not effective.

Less truly is more.  Focus on doing a few things...really well.  You'll discover that the less quantity you have the more quality you'll have.  And when that happens, you'll begin to reach people.

What do you need to cut?  What do you need to stop doing?  What do you need to let die so something else can become great?