That’s How We’ve Always Done It
Is Your Church Ready to Quit? 166 Ways to Be a Quitter
by Kevin D. Hendricks
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Every Thursday Bob Goff quits something. “You can’t be open to new opportunities if your life is full,” says Bob. “We can’t change much if we don’t quit much.”
Imagine the opportunities our churches are missing out on because we’re too busy doing what we’ve always done. What can our churches quit? We’ve got 166 ideas. It’s not a checklist to work through, but a list of [sometimes contradictory] suggestions to help your church evaluate what you’re doing. This is permission to stop doing something that’s no longer working. Our churches are busy. We’ve got burned out staff members and over-committed volunteers. We’ve got members too busy to show up every week and visitors wondering if we notice them.
“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me,” says Bob Goff. “But now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”
Our churches are too busy doing what’s good to do what’s great. Our churches have a few things we could stand to quit. Let’s start with “that’s how we’ve always done it.”
It’s a cheap little book that offers real value for your church. We actually list 166 ideas of things your church can quit, along with an introduction explaining the quitting concept (get a free preview). Each idea is short—definitely less than a page, often just a few sentences. You can skip around and read it in any order. Not every idea applies to every church—some are even contradictory because different churches need to hear different things. We also link to lots of resources that offer more depth.
This ebook covers a lot of content, including welcoming visitors, the worship service, strategy, systems, giving, technology, graphic design, social media and more.
So it’s quick and light, but also packs a punch. Is your church ready to quit?
- Get a free preview with full table of contents, introduction & sample chapters.
- Read the full press release.
- Learn more about why Bob Goff quits every week.
- Check out 30 Things Our Churches Should Quit, an introductory series that inspired this book.
- Be a quitter and download social graphics or use our sample tweets to help spread the word.