That cannot happen if people do not come to the meeting,decisions cannot be made for the whole fellowship if it is not there.
We cannot grow as a fellowship if we do not pray,talk and spend time together.
The Minister is not the person who should be running events ,making tea etc.The minsters job is to encourage,teach and care for the fellowship.They cannot do this if their time is spent keeping the social events going.They are important for bringing folk together but the Minister has other tasks.
The Minister cannot talk to people and find out how they are if he/she is stuck in the kitchen.
Time spent organising events is time out from visiting,preparing services and being there for folk.
Tea making is not beneath the minister,it is just not effective building the family of God.
All the fellowship have gifts and talents which must be used to enrich the life of others,all must play their part in the organisation of events,services and pastoral tasks.
I pray that the Spirit will lead our fellowship and bring others forward to take on tasks for the good of all,and to further our work in the villages we serve.With God's help all is possible.