Sometimes, it is not about budget-cutting. Sometimes, we simply need to make more money. In this episode, I talk to Thom Rainer about how to leverage the gig economy and make more money.
More churches are adding online giving, but the tried-and-true offering plate still brings in the most money. A recent study found 74 percent of U.S. churches offer congregants the ability to give online. That’s up from 42 percent just a few years ago in 2015.
I grew up in a context where the preacher was expected to “step on toes.” If you didn’t step on toes, you weren’t really preaching. However, I started to understand that stepping on toes was nothing more than behavior modification. I found that it was easy, sometimes sinful, to step on toes. It allowed the preacher to get away with bitterness and anger towards his people because, after all, they needed their toes stepped on. So, preaching became more of a weekly scolding instead of a time of worship.
I don’t know a church that doesn’t want their church members to give more. Here are some reasons members sometimes don’t get there, however:
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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