Many churches are over-programmed and busyness is the norm. Church calendars are cluttered with events that address a multiplicity of topics. But this assortment of programs offers no big picture, no particular direction. There is no clear beginning or end.
In contrast, the simple church shapes its initiatives to produce a life-changing faith that moves congregants toward spiritual maturity. The emphasis is on helping people enhance their own lives, deal with life's difficulties, and improve the lives of others. Using this method, congregants always know what the next step in the journey will be.
From the book, Simple Church, by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger