how can YOU help?So...after yesterday's post about a tired economy and how that is effecting not just our church, but churches everywhere...I have a question for you all.
What are some suggestions for helping the church weather this economic storm?
And here are the ground rules:
1. Don't be mean. Don't say stuff like: Fire the Pastor. You might want to, but refrain =)
2. Don't cut into the vision. ie: Stop making our services cutting edge and just burn 1 candle and go acoustic. Or sell our video equipment on E-bay, or stop advertising (we rarely do anymore). Make sense?
3. Let's stick with stuff that you have authority and insight on that we aren't thinking about: Ideas: Turn off the lights during the day, cut the thermostat, teach more on giving, have a prayer meeting about this, etc.
4. I can assure you that for 5 out of 6 years we have been the leanest, meanest, get it done for little money staff and budget out there. Our staff has worked with authority in their field and have only spent on necessary items. Sure there were a few excesses and shots we took, but for the most part, we were lean. Our budget (almost 3 years ago now) was not much below where we are today. We have had 3 years of lean increases in the budget by God's grace!
Thanks for ANY and ALL help as you are led by the LORD! He WILL prevail. He is in charge!
Ready, set, GO!