Last year, I wrote a book for Pastors and Lay Leaders on lessons I’ve learned about being a Financially Healthy Church. I saw how applicable it is in TWO very different settings this week. FIRST, we used it with our leadership team at CLC. SECOND, we shared it with about two dozen pastors and leaders from our inner city partner churches (at our quarterly breakfast meeting.)
In our monthly meeting on Tuesday, our leadership team did group presentations on the book. We were all reminded that we need to use our resources AWARE of God’s expectations on how we spend church finances, and we must also be SENSITIVE to the sacrifice of the people who gave them.
As Apostle Paul put it: “…taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift (an offering); for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. 2 Corinthians 8:20,21.
On Wednesday morning, our inner city partner pastors were TOTALLY excited about the concepts in the book…talk about an enthusiastic audience! Some even asked for further teaching and mentoring on the subject.
Whether you simply attend a church, or you are in a position of leadership, it’s true…all of us who are part of a church want it to be financially healthy. We want to trust God to provide for ministry needs, and trust the financial stewardship of our leaders. THE FINANCIALLY HEALTHY CHURCH helps with exactly that.
You can check it out, buy it for yourself, your pastor or church board on Amazon.com or at https://www.createspace.com/4878083