Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Crazy thoughts on money and the church

Sunday night I shared some things God's been challenging me on recently related to how we as a church handle the money God has given us. I shared 5 areas that were on my heart. Here they are in no particular order:

* Give half of all we get away. That is use half for our church ministry and costs and give away half to other ministries or missionaries.

* Build our new campus debt-free.

* Hire a second staff member.

* Give a van to our partners in Curacao who are down to 1 vehicle.

* Invest in more efficient and useful equipment designed for a portable church like us.

I acknowledged that any one of these would be a challenge for our church. Yet they are all so interrelated that we can't discuss them in isolation. I also emphasized that no decisions have been made. This was my way of getting on the table what God has been putting on my heart.

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