A friend of mine was just messaging me about their church’s inability to find an additional pastor. The church is currently fixated on finding someone to maintain existing programs, while he would like something much more expansive.
Here’s an idea, and I challenge any church to seriously consider take this up.
How about rather than spending 30 thousand dollars a year filling up another position, the church gave 30 people a thousand dollars each to do something kingdom advancing with?
Imagine the ideas and innovations this could birth in your community. Imagine what this would say about your church as a community of faith.
What would 30 people affirmed and empowered in your community look like? What people might they rally? What causes might they honor God with?
What do you think? Would this fly?