I was thinking about church giving today for some reason, and it occurred to me that a church that spends its money on things that people believe in shouldn’t ever have a problem raising money. The implication is twofold:
- If people give more readily to certain kinds of projects than others (i.e. benevolence vs. buildings), that tells certain things about the nature of your church.
- If a church leadership has to pull teeth to get people to give to something, then either the church leadership has made a dumb move or the congregation’s priorities are whacked out. Either way, a reassessment and adjustment needs to be made.
That’s all I have for now.