The elders of our church recently had to ask someone to no longer attend Westside Bible Church. This person's name? - 'someone Else.?
Recently too many people at our church have been counting on Someone Else to do the work of some of our ministries that require a team of volunteers. This is not to say that there aren't a good number of people at the church carrying out individual ministries and roles, but other programs and needs at the church - such as Sunday school, junior church, junior and senior high youth groups, church cleaning and more - require a team of people to make them truly successful. When increasing numbers of church members and attendees depend on Someone Else to do these ministries, the toll is a gradual drain of discouragement on those who have agreed to lead them.