The Purpose

•October 1, 2009 • 1 Comment

For the longest time I fought the idea of blogging. However, more recently it has been weighing on me more and more that I am beginning to enter a new season in my life. I feel as though I am coming out of an intense 6 month immersion in the world of church planting just studying and digesting all that occurs within a church.  Within such a short amount of time I have learned so many lessons and principles relating to the development of healthy operational and financial systems in the church, which I hope will empower other leaders to be more effective in their ministry. Since I began following Christ, God impressed upon my heart a burden for His Church and I can’t help but to continue to think about the impact that we could have if we really leveraged our resources to their full potential.  In a short synopsis this is what I believe God has called me to do, which is to: Empower the church to leverage its resources to their full potential.

We often think that only the Finance Guy or Gal have to worry about managing money and often tune out whenever some talks about money or resources. However, it doesn’t make a difference whether you are a small business owner, musician, church planter, truck driver, corporate accountant, or parent. God has entrusted you with resources. This may include your time, finances, or people around you. In your lifetime you will waste them or invest them. I hope that my thoughts here will be a catalyst for the church and its people to invest their resources for an eternal impact. I hope one day to hear people across the world ask these questions: Why do Christians give so much of their money? Why do people go to the church before they go to the government when they are in need? Where do we want to give our money this year? How can we do more ministry with the resources that God has given me (i don’t need more)? Was there really a day when people in the world didn’t have clean water?

We will waste them or invest them. What will you do?