Do Preplanned Church Programs “Ruin It” For People

If you tell people the storyline and outcome of a movie before they see it, many people will say that you have ruined it for them. They don’t want to know what happens in a movie before they see it. They want to be surprised!

If someone’s had to power to accurately fill out the March Madness brackets, many people would feel like they had ruined the NCAA Championship Basketball Tournament.  People don’t want the results of sporting events to be known beforehand.  They like the excitement of having to wait and see.

So why do many churches give people the details of the Sunday morning storyline when they walk in the building? Perhaps knowing what is going to happen Sunday after Sunday ruins it for people. Maybe church would be more effective if it were spontaneous and unplanned.

Experience unprogrammed church in Nashville at The Salvation Army Berry Street — Sundays at 10:45 am., 225 Berry Street, 37207.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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