Episode 42: Should You Start a Second Service?

What’s the minimum viable product threshold for starting a second service? Learn about the process and what to do with your volunteers.

In Episode 42 of the New Churches Q&A Podcast, we talk about the nuts and bolts of starting a second service in your church. Here is Mike Neglia’s question.

Is it a good idea to go to two services, when you only have enough volunteers for one of those services?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How do systems and processes relate to starting a second service?
  • The importance of determining the conviction behind starting a second service
  • A change management process
  • How the minimum viable product concept applies to starting services

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurchesQA):

  • “Celebrating growth is a major milestone.”
  • “You cannot reach spiritual maturity apart from using your gifts for service in Christ.”
  • “Everything costs you something. So decide what to focus on.”
  • “There is a narrative and perception at your church about size.”
  • “A third will always be ready for change, a third will be waiting to see what happens, and a third are going to wait to see what happens.”

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