Money and resources are a means to advance the gospel. More money and moving money around will not save anyone, but prayerfully, biblically and strategically using money to get Spirit-filled people in the right places with the gospel is a paramount to accomplishing the Great Commission. Making hard decisions based on what God values and what our priorities should be will always be a part of life and ministry. We will always have to prayerfully wrestle with questions about what is good and what is best. As we move forward in an uncertain economy and as a part of what Ed Stetzer (Head of Lifeway Research) says is an aging denomination, we will have to constantly be evaluating how we allocate money as we cooperate together for the sake of the gospel that the Kingdom might come so that the nations will be glad in Jesus.
Ronnie Floyd has provided a challenging and encouraging example of what this might look like, understanding of course that each person and church has a different set of resources to work with. He writes, “Serving as the Chairman of Southern Baptist’s Great Commission Resurgence Task Force has so changed my life and ministry perspective.” Read about the changes he is leading his church to make in response to God’s work in his life as the Chairman of the GCR Task Force. Link: “I had to ask myself several hard questions.”