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I drove to my pastor’s office to tell him I was going to resign my church. He asked what did I plan to do next. I did not have a plan. I told him I may become a talk-show host. It didn’t matter. I just wanted out! I desired to get married, finish my education, and move on with my life and ministry. I had wasted enough of my youth in congregational conflict.
Hi, I’m Emily, and I’m an anomaly. (Hiiii, Emily.) I’m a Millennial who’s staying in church. I understood (and believed) the gospel when I was just 4, and I’ve been going to church ever since. Sure, I’ve thought about leaving more than once. But let’s just be honest—we all have, haven’t we?
I’ve heard it and you’ve heard it: Jesus talked more about money than he talked about heaven and hell combined. The Bible repeatedly addresses money issues. With all that, a good friend known for informed conversation, told me that less than 1% of USAmerican pastors preach about money. Yes, I did my two sermons a year on giving. I cranked out the hackneyed stewardship sermons about the “3 Ts” —time, talent, and treasure.
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In one of my consulting opportunities I was asked to help someone think strategically. We were looking at this person’s ministry, trying to design a system, which would allow for continual growth and improvement. The ministry had grown rapidly and the leader barely felt she could keep up with her current demands.
When I preach through the Ten Commandments, each sermon has four points, because each commandment does four things at once.
It’s easy to get so busy doing ministry that you don’t take the time to evaluate your ministry.
But evaluation is how you get better.
Are you looking for some inspiration for what to post to your church Facebook page? Here are 24 ideas from churches including Life Church, MBM Rooty Hill, NewSpring, Elevation Church, Crossway Baptist, City on a Hill and more!
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