In his book When God Builds a Church, Bob Russell remembers a time when he visited a restaurant called The Pancake Factory. He says that the luncheon special that day was a grilled chicken sandwich with spicy Mexican sauce. He decided that the restaurant had lost their focus!
Sometimes an organization or business can lose sight of what they originally set out to achieve. The same can be true for a church.
Jesus sends us out into the world to make disciples. He says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Make sure that you and your church keep the main thing the main thing. There are a lot of godly endeavors that a congregation can be involved in, but let us not lose our focus. Let us remember that, first and foremost, we are to make disciples.