HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR CHURCH IS BORING

I liked Perry Noble’s post yesterday on his blog and agree totally that “church should never be boring…” Here’s what he said…


I know some people do not agree with me…but I FIRMLY believe that church should not be a boring place…because…

  • The Bible is NOT boring–the teachings of God’s Word are more relevant and exciting that anything on the planet.
  • Jesus was NOT boring – to see His life lived out in the Scriptures AND to see WHO HE IS should inspire AWE, not apathy!
  • Our message is NOT boring – Jesus was DEAD, came BACK TO LIFE and offers us the same opportunity, to cross over from death to life and be reconciled to God–THAT’S FREAKIN AWESOME!!!
  • The Book of Acts is NOT boring – there is NOWHERE in the book of Acts that ritual replaced relationship!

If the tomb is empty, Jesus is alive and HOPE is possible then HIS church should reflect that.

BUT…if you want to make sure your church is boring, here are Eight Simple Steps…


#1 – There has GOT to be apathetic leadership – Seriously, the leaders in the church MUST be obsessed with not rocking the boat and pursuing personal comfort!


#2 – There CANNOT be a desire to reach people far from God! Seriously, new birth can bring excitement to a church, which is NOT what people in pursuit of boredom desire. SO…don’t focus on the Gospel…instead teach lots of history lessons and talk about things that very few people actually care about. This will keep people far from God away from your group of people, thus not messing up the chemistry in your holy huddle. WHATEVER you do…DO NOT talk about the Gospel…it changes people!!!


#3 – DO NOT call for ANY type of commitment from ANYONE–EVER! People MUST be allowed to come and go as they please…and must NEVER be made to feel uncomfortable under any type of circumstances. If people begin responding to God it will increase the excitement level, which cannot happen in a boring place.


#4 – Always be predictable. Do the same songs at the same times, pray the same prayers and make SURE that people can look at their watch at any point in the service and know exactly what’s coming next.


You can read the rest by clicking: HERE.

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#1 and #6 were my favorites. HERE’S what I wrote about boring churches a while back. The post got me a couple of angry emails … which means it’s an issue that must be dealt with. :)

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  1. Troy and Shiann Metheny says:

    These were an encouragement to me. Thank you for sharing!

  2. wisemanb says:

    At least you didn't included: Invite Wiseman to preach for a Sunday! :-)

    Good thoughts from Perry and you!

  3. Angie says:

    What was it like to attend Jesus' church? If he was able to draw a crowd of 5000+ on more than one occasion and anger the church leaders of that day enough to kill him, what were his "services" like? I mean…Most of the time he was just minding his own business and even trying to get away from crowds, yet "church" seemed to happen around him. It appears that age certainly wasn't a factor. Nor for that matter was gender, occupation, socio-eco status, etc. We've got a pretty good idea of what he preached about, which appears to be a whole lot less than what today's Christians find to preach about. Seems to me we spend an awful lot of time trying to make church and worship more Peter- and Paul-ish rather than Jesus-ish. I'm just sayin'…..

  4. nick gill says:

    I love #4 — make sure everyone knows just how close to lunch and football they are

  5. Janice Garrison says:

    I guess I became discouraged with Mr. Nobles thoughts when I got to the third “bullet” and he used the word “Freakin”. He lost his credibility with me at that point. If you are wondering why, just Google the word; Urban Dictionary, Merriam Webster’s and others give several definitions of the word and none of them are “Christ like”.

    As Christians we are told to control our tongue. James 3:9-11 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? NIV

    When I hear that word, especially from Christians I cringe. It’s not cool, it’s not appropriate and there are too many non-offensive words that could take the place of that one.

    I just can’t see Jesus using that word and I can’t see how it Glorifies God.

    In fairness to Mr. Noble I left the same comment on his feedback page.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I do not know who Janice Garrison is but liked her input. I too, have the same problems with our modern day language. I just can't imagine Christians who have to stoop to the "crude, rude and unacceptable" type words. We can do better. gmj

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