Last week's episode, Mark Cuban made a statement that every growing church must wrestle with. He said what keeps companies small is their lack of cash. An entrepreneur was standing before the sharks asking for $150k to grow his business and Cuban said the man needed $300k to sustain the business' growth. Cuban is saying the absence of cash will keep a business from growing. He offered the man double his request.
How would this apply to a church? A church begins to grow...all of a sudden you need more literature, more office supplies, more staff members, more support staff, more janitorial staff, more maintenance men, more sound equipment, more building space, more electricity, more kitchen supplies - ultimately more cash to sustain the growth of a church.
Look what Dave Ramsey says in The Total Money Makeover:
"To make more money, you have to plan to make more money. Some people's problem is income, not spending."
A church isn't going to sustain growth with budget cuts. The lack of cash will prevent a church from: starting a Saturday night worship service, planning a community mission project, buying new pew Bibles, sending leaders to conferences, or having an app for the church.
Want to identify the biggest obstacle to your church's growth: cash. It's true - you can do more ministry, reach more people, witness more changed lives - all with more money.
2 Corinthians 9:6 says, "The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously."
The giving of your church effects the harvest.
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