I am a bit behind on this topic. However to pressure on folks who already work in mostly difficult circumstances this is a difficult position to support. If we apply it to Back to God Ministries International and Home Missions the traffic on our pulpits asking for money would increase substantially. How about our Denominational Directors being put in the same position?
This is the first but key nail in the CRCNA Ministry Share Program. How many young people will sign up for missionary work when a major part of their work will raising funds? How many Regional Home Missionaries are willing to subject themselves to this? Put these functions back into individual churches and eliminate the Boards which simply become overhead if the workers have to raise their own resources.
How many church plant pastors are willing to submit themselves to a job like that?
To allow one agency to have this policy flies in the face of who we ought to as a church.