i really love it when someone new to north point says how much they appreciate that we don’t beat people over the head on the money issue.
after years of being part of the leadership of a church family that went enormously in debt because of a building program…and enduring capital campaigns, endless special meetings, sermon after sermon about tithing, first fruits, the love of money, sewing seeds…and having the spirit sucked out of me for over a decade…i love being part of north point.
but make no mistake, even though we’re not buying land, building an edifice or even remodeling our little shack…it still takes money to do our thing. whether it’s paying the utility bills, buying toilet paper and communion cups, fixing a broken sound board or aging air conditioning unit, buying program materials for youth or children’s ministry, keeping up on our mortgage payment or simply providing salaries for our staff…we still need money to operate.
so here’s another couple of questions: how do we say this without beating people over the head? how do we challenge everybody whose part of the church family to do their part? any new ideas?