The Best Way To Reduce Money Problems In A Local Church

Churches have to do more ministry with less money. That’s becoming truer with every passing year, and it will increase for at least another generation. For example, 15 years ago, the church I serve was smaller and less healthy than it is right now. By every indication of growth, health and effective ministry, we are doing better today. Except in one way. It’s harder to pay the bills now than it was then. Some of that is because the average age of our church members has dropped, and younger people have less money to give. But mostly, it’s because that’s the trend in churches across the board. So, how do we fix this trend so we can keep doing all the ministry we need to do? Do we hire a firm to help us raise funds? Preach more about discipleship? Do more fundraising? More bake sales? Sell property? No. The absolute best way to solve our church’s financial problems is so simple, so biblical, it almost seems redundant to state it. Discipleship.

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Churches have to do more ministry with less money.

So, how do we fix this trend so we can keep doing all the ministry we need to do?

Do we hire a firm to help us raise funds? Preach more about discipleship? Do more fundraising? More bake sales? Sell property?

No. The absolute best way to solve our church’s financial problems is so simple, so biblical, it almost seems redundant to state it.

Discipleship.

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