What are the financial facts in your congregation? For example:
o What are the trends in giving and expenses?
o What is the giving pyramid - how many givers do you have at successive giving levels?
o What is the pace of income through the year - what percentage comes in during December each year?
o What percentage of income goes to ministries outside your congregation?
The weeks between Easter and Pentecost are more of a time for church leaders to celebrate than fast. But I'm thinking about fasting as a spiritual practice. While fasting from food has its place, I think a fast from complaining is worth a try. I'm committing to it.
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