A few years ago there was a book released entitled "Simple Church". The essence of the book obviously was to keep church....well......simple. This was an amazing book in a time churches had "steeple envy." It is always a dangerous thing when pastor's compare the size of their steeples. Often times churches were known for how many ministries they would have. What happened though was churches were spending too much money, time, and energy on programs that never aligned with their mission statement.
This was a good book but in a kind of "Captain Obvious" kind of way. It wasn't that people got busy all of a sudden and a book like this had to be written. This was a problem that needed to be addressed a long time ago. I am sure some people have said this before in their own church but now that an official book came out, now it is okay to make church simple once again.
We have to listen to those in our church beyond the church board and leadership. They have wisdom as well.