"We're a small church, so we don't have time to improve."
On a recent phone call with a pastor, this is a statement we heard.
And we regularly hear a lot of pastors of smaller churches express similar sentiments as they feel like the day-to-day of ministry dominates their schedule.
But here's the reality: If you feel like you don't have enough time for what's most important, it's not because of your church's size. It's because of your church's structure.
Join our team this week on the podcast for a conversation on 5 reasons churches get to a place in ministry where they can honestly say, "We don't have time to improve."
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Dale is the Executive Director here at 95Network. He has been in ministry for almost 40 years and is dedicated to helping small and mid-size churches get healthy. Dale has served in nearly every role of church leadership (except Worship Pastor), and has had a wide variety of coaching and consulting experience. He and his wife Gina have been married for 37 years and live in Greenville, SC.