“The only thing that should be constant in your ministry programming is change.” -J.C. Thompson
I really don’t think anything besides those two are essential: Worship (eh?), Games (nah), or Giveaways (hmm). I think that you could say teaching at this point, but is there a way to lift Jesus up through word and deed without the teaching segment? Maybe not.
Before I spill all of my thoughts, what do you think? Is something else essential in ministry programming?