Stay small! I constantly warn small churches against increasing their technology and their budgets. Seriously, the B.I.G. was right. Mo money mo problems. For every problem technology solves, it brings more and bigger problems with it.
Imagine you’re switching from those old school overhead projectors to powerpoint to project worship lyrics.
It gives you flexibility and more design options…but now you have a projector, computer, and cords to worry about. More problems.
Now you realize you need more flexibility and design options, so you switch to ProPresenter.
Now you have videos to worry about, higher end systems that can fail, and all sorts of other glitches.
Every time you upgrade you’re creating more headaches and potential glitches in your systems. I worked at a small church that grew to a large one. We were small.
And I had 99 problems, but a glitch wasn’t one.
When we were smaller, a power surge or outage didn’t matter…there was nothing to ruin. As we grew, the money and tech grew. And so did our problems.
This is why I’m determined to keep Sunday| Mag small. So many magazines have large staffs. They have massive print budgets. They’re big. But if they have a rough month. Or staffing problems. Or tech failures? They have problems. So many traditional magazines fail because of that. They’ve created large systems that require so much maintenance and money. More money more problems.
And those same systems keep them from being able to adapt quickly. Large businesses and organizations move slowly. They have to. It’s much easier to reroute a small boat than a large cruise ship. More money more problems.
I encourage you. Keep your systems as small as possible. Don’t add clutter just because you can. Be as big as you are, but function as small as you can.