Pastor, how frequently and how clearly do you teach your congregation about giving?
Funny, isn’t it? Jesus spoke more about money than any subject other than the Kingdom of God.
Because what I treasure reveals my heart. [Matthew 6:21]
Yet, most pastors dread speaking about finances. “People will think that all we care about is money” some of you say. So, you rarely teach the topic and how closely allied it is to all issues of the heart of your people…and yet you think about money all the time.
See, if you’re in the business of packing pews (what I call “the religious education and entertainment business”) you’ll avoid all the topics that invite people to take offense.
These are the same topics that reveal what people truly value.
Isn’t it strange that Jesus wasn’t smart enough to remember this, since he addressed the topic of money so very, very often?
-Kirk Kirlin, from the book “Leadership Courage,” more at www.KirlinCoaching.com/blog/