Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Salaries vs. Missions

I took a photo of this pie graph on the noticeboard of a city Church on Sunday. It is a graph of Church expenditure, and it would seem to be quite typical. The light blue represents salaries. The orange represents Church ministries and missions. I shall leave the rest aside here. Sometimes, people respond to such graphs: "So little money for missions? So much poured into salaries?" OBSERVATION: I take the view that a Church's best missionaries may be the people who are covered by the salaries. Yes, one needs to go out into all the world, but in a thriving Church, salaries are not just about internal maintenance. They may have an enormous impact for God's kingdom. Often, too, people who are redeemed through the work of those salaries relocate into all the world.

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