Be careful what you say and do.

This is a great post by Seth Godin on expectations. It is a sobering thought for a church planter. Many people already have pretty low expectations when it comes to church and followers of Christ. As we set out to launch a church we try to change those expectations. The question is, do we sometimes offer more than we can provide in the beginning and therefore do more harm than good? I’m not saying not to plan big and go strong but I am saying do what you say you are going to do.

In case you decided not to go and read his post here is his closing statement that summarizes it perfectly.

To raise someone’s expectations then not fulfill them is worse than mediocrity.