The questions of good stewardship and responsible financial policies face pastor and layman alike. Five laymen talk about why money and ministry go hand in hand.
Pastors know that lay leaders have definite ideas on the financial problems facing their churches. In many churches these leaders wield considerable power in making monetary decisions.
LEADERSHIP asked several of these leaders to share their thoughts on the money questions facing the local church: Can maintenance costs and salaries be met? Will ministry programs have to be cut? How can good stewardship be taught to church members?
Executive Editor Paul Robbins led the discussion with five Christian laymen from Illinois who hold offices with financial responsibility in their churches: Richard L. Brubaker Robert M. Hall John W. Rice Richard E. Sackett and Mark Sweeney. Each had his own view of how finances should be handled and stewardship cultivated.
Harold Fickett, a contributing editor to LEADERSHIP, edited the proceedings.
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