Is Your Pastor Managing Money Well?

As I travel and teach at a variety of churches, it is always important for me to understand if the pastor and the church staff are managing their money following biblical principles.  I mean, if the pastor is blowing all of their money without a plan, 100% financing everything, and unable to say "NO!" to a purchase, then it is impossible for them to stand up with any credibility and teach biblical principles such as:

Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children. (Long-term saving!)

Proverbs 13:11 … He who gathers money little by little makes it grow. (Invest!)

Proverbs 22:7  The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Avoid debt.)

Romans 13:8  Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another … (Always pay off debts that you owe!)

Not too mention the Parable of Talents (Matthew 25:14-30 – sound money management) and Giving (Malachi 3).

I have said it many times in the Financial Counseling Experience training that the number one reason NewSpring Church has a successful financial counseling ministry is the fact that Perry (senior pastor) lives this stuff!

So the question today is:  If you are a pastor or a church leader, are you managing money the way that God commands you to?

The question for everyone else (and today's poll question) is:

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My pastor manages money (to the best of their ability) as the Bible directs
Total Votes: 29 Started: July 24, 2008 Back to Vote Screen

 
If you need help getting your finances in order, the financial counseling team at NewSpring Church is passionate about helping people.  You can request financial counseling HERE
 
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