Ed Young has famously said that “it’s about the service stupid” and I understand and agree with that sentiment. The Sunday service steers the ship and you need to make sure you’re giving Sundays everything you’ve got at a church. A consistently bad Sunday experience will kill any church.
I must add, however, that a church is so much more than just a Sunday morning experience. There must be fellowship and love and service and growth happening all during the week. A church is a church seven days a week.
The reality is that you need to be able to back up Monday through Saturday what you’re promising on Sunday. If not, you’re just a show.
A church must be able to deliver on Monday what it’s promising on Sunday!