Many, including myself, have bemoaned the ever increasing problem of activities (e.g., teen athletics, scouts, etc.) scheduled on Sundays, necessitating tough choices for Christian families.
However, I find it even more heinous when church or parachurch organizations schedule activities on Sunday morning, which would necessarily prohibit attenders from participating in the gathering of the local congregation for worship.
What are your arguments for or against church/parachurch activities (e.g., ladies retreats, marriage conferences, college getaways, etc.) being scheduled which conflict with the only/main worship service for a congregation?
Does your church have any written or otherwise understood “non compete” clause?