Last month’s incident at a Pittsburgh synagogue has led me to wonder, “Do greeters and ushers need more training?” What if someone with the wrong motives were to walk through the church doors?
Lottery records will keep shattering. Dreams about how to spend untold millions will continue to be spun by throngs. Does that mean the Church can’t grow believers who know better?
Our church policy (based on complying with Revenue Canada) requires that we charge people to use our facility. We would like to open our doors (free of charge) as a witness in the community. Any idea how to do this?
Countless voices tell our children money makes the world go round. Parents must speak louder and say otherwise.
Councils are accountable for the implementation of the strategies and programs that achieve the vision they have as a church. This is one well tested model for accomplishing this key task of governance.
Few church members will receive fame and accolades the way Aretha Franklin did during her lifetime. But every believer, no matter how meager their circumstances, can learn a valuable lesson from her about important conversations with fellow believers and loved ones.
Join me on Facebook for a live discussion on Sept. 20, where I will host Rev. Michael Ten Haken, pastor at Pease CRC, to hear the story of how his church came to establish a Legacy Foundation and what a difference it has made.
Lecturing my millennial friend on the priorities of giving won't accomplish much. Truth is, he has a lot more to say about how and when church ministry will be paid for than I do.
Is there a disparity in what we pay those who serve in youth ministry?