Knoxville, TN – After recent complaints about the length of the announcement time, Gary Fall, Senior Pastor of Hope Church, decided to start using monthly panel discussions.  The panelists include various pastors in the church speaking about what is going on in their ministries.

“This really solves lots of problems,” explained Fall.  “I can hide the announcements.  The service gets out on time.  No one comes up at the last minute to add another announcement or shout one out from the congregation.  And, best of all, I can cut prep for one sermon a month.”

Diane, one of the members, said, “The service is so much better without announcements, and these panel discussions are way more relevant than a sermon.”


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