Let’s see how the apostle Paul discussed money, and then apply his approach to scenarios you may find yourself in.
Churches are called to imitate the integrity of Christ by handling their finances with transparency, accountability, and moderation.
When considering whether to share salary information with the whole church or one inquisitive member, try to process that question with two goals: build ownership and maintain unity.
Healthy churches can proactively plan for and financially invest in their pastor’s retirement as a way to encourage his longevity.
Generosity and trust should inform how much churches pay their staff.
What do we do when there seems to be a discrepancy in our staff salary structure?
Pastors should be able to advocate for their own pay if necessary, but prayerfully and carefully.
If we think benevolence is only about giving people money to help solve their problems, then we’ll miss this. No, benevolence is about showing others the mercy and love we’ve been shown.
Once you’re in a leadership position, it becomes clear pretty fast that solid rules aren’t a necessary evil at all; they’re an indispensable weapon for safeguarding the unity of the church.
Does the Bible have much to say about church structure? In short, yes!
What can we do to make elders’ meetings excellent?
A care list engages the whole church in both corrective discipline and caring for the weak.
Increasingly, pastors will be asked to make complex moral decisions related to LGBTQ+ issues. Policies delegate the decision-making process, creating more time for pastors to exhort, instruct, and disciple individuals on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Pastors should take regular sabbaticals and plan them well.
3ABC Constitution Since it pleased Almighty God, by His Holy Spirit, to call certain of His servants to unite here in 1894 under the name [NAME OF CHURCH] of [CITY, … keep reading…