How to Give Money Less Power Over Your Church by Karl Vaters

Money is in charge of too many of our churches.

So many good congregations want to do great ministry, but their limited finances cause them to make too many decisions based on what they can or can’t afford, instead of what God is calling them to do.

It’s a trap that may seem impossible to get out of. But there is hope.

In today’s post I want to tell you about a decision our church made over two decades ago that has been a great starting point in allowing us to follow God more and money less.

Here it is.

Our church will never make a decision about doing a ministry based on what we can or can’t afford. Because if we pencil it out, we’ll never be able to afford it.

(This is part of an ongoing series, Money and the Small Church.)

Put God In Charge of Ministry Decisions

Don’t let money make decisions for your church. Let the mission lead.

Ask yourself this question: What is God calling our church to do?

Open a food bank? Be an evangelistic center? Support missions? Plant other churches?

Then do it!

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Source: Christianity Today