Sacred Cows… When Should They Be Put Out To Pasture

Good things… Churches have and do a lot of Good Things. But when is it time to stop doing things, just because they are good?

A couple reasons things become sacred…

1. We’ve been doing them so long it just seems wrong to stop.
2. The person who started it is still around and we wouldn’t want to offend them.
3. Because it seems like such a good thing.

So I ask again when should we stop doing things just because they are good?


Posted on May 7, 2005, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sacred Cows make the best hamburgers!

  2. Steve, Good questions. All churches have wrestled with this! As to 1) may be a good reason TO begin something new! 2) Usually, they are one of the “key” givers of the church! Church leaders find what they really worship – money or seeking God’s kingdom! 3) Growing churches look for “better” and/or “best” – some “good” things can actually be the very things that keep us from reaching the lost. Satan sure is clever!

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