Recession-Proof Your Church

January 27, 2009 by

New layoffs are announced each week and the unemployment numbers keep rising. Talk of recession-proofing your life is becoming more and more common, and with shrinking giving the church is not immune. Margaret Feinberg says it’s time to recession-proof your church. And she gives five steps to doing it that every church can follow. This is the type of thing that would be very good to e-mail your pastor.

She makes the great point that no matter what, God is still in control, and she sees these hard times as an opportunity:

Recognize that financially tough times provide an opportunity for the church and the people of God to shine the brightest. Today, more than ever, your dollar can go further and make a bigger difference in the life of another. As Christians, we are called to be the people who run in when everyone else is running out.

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2 Responses to “Recession-Proof Your Church”

  • Rosemary
    January 28, 2009

    I’m somewhat disinclined to email this to my pastor… as one of it’s first recommendations is that you might need to cut staff, and I am staff that likely could be cut.


  • David Jones
    January 29, 2009

    I love this article. Now that times are tough, be accountable to your budget. Make sure spend on something that is worth it. Sooo, the church has been accountable in the past???



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