Cynthia Maybeck spoke thoughtfully and inspiringly about prayer and money in Thursday’s teleconference. A couple of choice remarks:
I’ve seen churches function is with an assumption of abundance, so that money is energy. I’ve experienced that when the Spirit in the church is alive, the money flows, it just happens. It’s the responsibility of the clergy leader to cast the vision of abundance, to teach it, to model it, to believe in it.
For a church to be really healthy in the assumption of abundance, a church has to be willing to risk failure. That takes a lot of trust in God, not to trust the bank account, not to trust the endowment, but to trust God and be willing to take risks that may or may not bear out well. And yet, paradoxically, it also is important for church leaders to be savvy.
The recording of the teleconference is available. E-mail me at Margaret@margaretmarcuson.com, and I’ll send you the link.