Curated links for your weekend reading:
Conventional wisdom suggests that a church whose budget is not 100 percent supported by tithes and offerings is not sustainable. We believe, however, that a coming revolution in church economics will necessarily redefine the notion of church stability altogether, as an increasing number of congregations find they are not stable or sustainable by this definition.
The problems you may face with waning or stagnating membership is because your Christian community doesn’t give you much if you join, and doesn’t cost you much if you leave.
Many of us have horror stories of members’ meetings gone terribly wrong. But do they always have to end in bitterness and bickering? I don’t think so. Here are nine suggestions to help set members’ meetings on the right track.
How elders and pastors treat and speak of women, privately and publicly, will model for our men how they should treat their wives.
We’re missing something crucial with the demise of the family dinner.
Our lives and ministries are short. When it comes to living and serving faithfully, we can’t afford to rush.