A District Superintendent On Fund Raisers

As part of yesterday’s message in the Money Talks series, I shared these words from Mary John Dye, who served as the Superintendent of the Statesville District of the United Methodist Church for four years:

If churches would advertise the worship of God half as much as they advertise their barbeques and chicken pie suppers, a lot more people would know about Jesus.   I have been amazed at how many churches don’t have signs up about when worship services are, but, when it is time for a fundraiser, they advertise to beat the band. 

Yet another reason why we don’t have Consignment Sales, Craft Fairs, or Spaghetti Suppers to raise money at Good Shepherd.

We don’t need fund raisers in church because God already gave us one that works just fine, thank you: giggling generosity when it comes to the offering plate or giving basket.

Teach that, live that, celebrate that, and your church can have freedom from the tyranny of next month’s effort to raise the money that people should be giving.