Being Beautiful

I will never forget the saying my mom always said as I was growing up: KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). No she was not calling me stupid. She just that it was a cleaver way to remind me to dot he simple things well, and then add on new things.

I have been working in ministry now for over 7 years now, and I have found that when working in ministry, it is always a desire for us to try to have the flashy, newest, and most up – to-date equipment and preaching styles. So we find ourselves seeking the next “big thing” that is going to happen in church world and we try to bring that into our church. I can’t tell you the amount of people I know who have been slowly moved out of their ministry position because the leadership team decided to go with something “new.” The reality is that the people you work with, and the people you minister to DON’T LIKE CHANGE!

So why do we try to change things that don’t need to be changed? To keep up with the Jones? The truth is, that the churches that are growing, are the ones that are satisfied where they are. (I don’t mean they don’t want to grow in their vision, passion, and efficiency) rather I mean they are the ones that have found their church’s purpose, and way of ministering to their neighborhood, and they stick with that method. These are the churches that started with hymns and chorus books. Then they went to using a projector screen, then gradually added a guitar, then key board, then drums, and they have a vision for a full band, and stage decorations for their pastor’s sermons, but they don’t rush it. The reason? Because PEOPLE DON”T LIKE CHANGE!!!

Simplicity Moves You Along in a way that helps your members to move with you, and that helps those who want something different, to be able to dream, plan, and help implement those new ideas.

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About Derek D. Dix

Derek is a youth advocate, writer, church partner, and speaker based in Sweet Home Oregon. Derek holds a Bachelor's degree in Ministry Leadership from Multnomah University (Portland, OR) as well as a Bachelor's degree in Bible/Theology from Multnomah University (Portland, OR). His training has equipped him to connect with youth, parents, and ministry organizations, in such a way that betters the society in which they find themselves. He currently is the Middle School Campus Life Director in Linn County. He is passionate about relational discipleship, leadership, and helping others to become active Christ-followers.

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