Our church has been struggling financially lately. This has put me, the pastor, in a bit of a bind, not just a financial bind either. What do I do about this?
I have heard some people say that they never ask for money, they just go on faith and wait for God to provide. Is asking for money a lack of faith? Several reasoned answers.
1) It might be if it is done in a humanistic way: look how much WE can do if WE get so much money.
2) It might be if it changes your doctrine and compromises the truth and primarily feeds the belly of the church or its leaders.
3) Paul asked Corinth for money for some of his people. He guilts Corinthian church goers quite heavily to give money.
4) People who never ask for money but “simply trust God” seem to bring this up a lot, which is actually asking for money by drawing attention to the fact that you don’t ask for money.
5) I could go either way.
Since I’m bringing this up, I’ll cut the facade and go ahead and ask for money! As you consider your giving this year, remember a small church in Rhinelander, Wisconsin that faithfully preaches the Word.
Rhinelander Bible Church
Rhinelander, WI 54501