Sixteen Things That Will Kill A Bus Ministry Route
Gardner Gentry years ago taught there were sixteen things that would kill a bus route. See if you don’t agree.
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
You must be instant in season and out of seas on
Bus kids don’t like grouches!
A. “Love not the world.” (1 John 2:15)
B. “Be not conformed to this world,” (Romans 12:2)
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
“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
The above article, “Sixteen Things That Will Kill A Bus Ministry Route” was written by Dave Smith. The article was excerpted from http://www.biblebelievers.com/BusMinistryManual.pdf
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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.”