Sixteen Things That Will Kill A Bus Ministry Route (Newsletter 4-6)

Sixteen Things That Will Kill A Bus Ministry Route
Dave Smith

Gardner Gentry years ago taught there were sixteen things that would kill a bus route. See if you don’t agree.

I. Laziness

Lazy bus workers will never put in the necessary effort needed to build a successful bus route

II. Lack Of Training

New folks getting involved in the bus ministry must be given some training to be successful on their bus route

III. Lack Of Concern

People that are not burdened for their route will be little used by the Lord

IV. Inconsistency

You must be instant in season and out of seas on

V. Grouchiness

Bus kids don’t like grouches!

VI. Worldliness

A. “Love not the world.” (1 John 2:15)

B. “Be not conformed to this world,” (Romans 12:2)

VII. Fear

We are commanded to be strong and of a good courage (Joshua 1:6)

VIII. No Program On The Bus

Boring bus rides do not interest bus kids!

IX. No Love

Bus kids know if you love them

X. Quitting

“Be ye steadfast, immoveable always abounding in the work of the Lord.”
(1 Corinthians 15:58)

XI. No Prayer

No prayer, no power; little prayer, little power; much prayer, much power

XII. No Zeal

We are to be “zealous of good works” (Titus 2:14)

XIII. Wrong Approach

“Be ye wise as serpents” (Matthew 10:16)

XIV. Staying Too Long

Don’t wear people out on visitation by camping at their door

XV. False Promises

Always keep any promises you make to your bus riders

XVI. Unprepared Teachers

Teachers must be made to understand the importance of their privilege to give out the Word of God



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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.”