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“God gave me this idea for a business…”

Photo: Creative Commons vaXzine Perhaps because my husband, Tony, is a businessman, we regularly have Christians approach us: "God gave me this idea for a business. What do you think?" Sometimes it's a product they think everyone will buy. Sometimes a technology or a service. So we ask them some apparently non-spiritual questions?  Do you have… Read More

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Why is financial transparency important?

Christian religious leaders will commit an estimated $34 billion in fraud in 2011 compared to $31 billion spent on global missions. (http://bit.ly/nPMSkp).  Enough said!

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Guest post from Dan Hubbell: 7 principles of financial cooperation between churches

    [Editors note]: What makes this guest post from Dan Hubbell, an apostolic father in the Kingdom, so remarkable is its context. The churches in his city, whatever their denomination, cooperate together for the Kingdom. This includes at a financial level. So I asked Dan to tell a little of his story to preface… Read More

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7 ways of financial transition to house/simple/organic church

One of the main challenges those in full-time ministry face if they sense Jesus leading them into simple/organic/house church is  the question, "How will I support my family?" Here are some of the financial ways the Lord is using as He leads people out of professional ministry into a simpler form of church that doesn't… Read More

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More stories of financial transition to house/simple church

Following my post on our own financial journey, many people sent in their own stories which are worth reading because they demonstrate the pain as well as the blessings of the journey. Here are some of them: Elaine said: Having left "church ministry" years ago, I for one would NEVER chose to go back. I… Read More

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Stories of financial transition to house/organic church

One of the main fears that people in full-time ministry face when they think about house/simple/organic church is, "How will I support my family?" I had  many wonderful comments after my last post when I shared the story of the financial journey that Tony and I traveled when we came to this country. Read, and be encouraged!… Read More

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The financial transition from full-time ministry to simple/organic church

About twice a month, I receive an email that goes something like this: "I am currently in full-time ministry as a pastor/youth minister/worship leader,  but sense the Lord is calling me to get involved in organic/simple/house church. The problem is that ministry is the only thing I have been trained for, and I have a… Read More

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Who should we support with our charitable giving?

Where should our charitable giving go?  Rad Zdero gave a great answer to this in one of his comments on a previous post. He said "The only authoritative voice is the New Testament teaching about finances. To what did the early church give? There were three groups that funds were given to: First, the needy… Read More

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How should we give financially within the simple/organic/house church?

There are a number of reasons (see the last post) why people within simple church may not give via their simple church network.  Some of these reasons are good, for example, they sense God wants them to give to a certain person who their simple church doesn't support financially. Others are not so good: finance… Read More

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8 reasons why simple/organic/house church people may not give via their church

   The last post looked at the fact that most people within simple/organic/house churches, although they give more generously than their traditional church counterparts, often do not give (or only give a part) via their simple church. Here are some potential reasons for this: Many simple churches do not discuss giving. Period. Christians have been… Read More