Problems In Starting A Bus Ministry

By Dave Smith

I. The Pastor

The pastor must be for the bus ministry if it is to succeed

II. The People Of The Church

A. Must be supportive of the bus ministry

B. A lack of burden for souls is the reason they are not sold

C. Use of proper support by the pastor is the best way to sell the church

III. Securing Reliable And Reasonably Priced Buses

IV. Securing Workers

Biggest problem

V. Teachers And Space

The church must have adequate space and trained teachers to work with the bus kids

VI. Motivation Of Workers

Second biggest problem

VII. Finances

The church would need adequate finances to afford the bus ministry

VIII. Problems With Follow-up

Problems getting workers to follow-up on riders and their families

IX. Discipline

Problems with discipline of bus riders

X. Discouragement

Problems with discouragement of workers (third greatest problem)

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”