Preaching and Money

In a recent article, Bob Russell says, "For years I boasted to our congregation that I only preached on stewardship once annually. "It's easy to understand why we tiptoe around the subject of stewardship. Money is still a god to many church members, and many visitors are skeptical of the church's motives. Certain spiritual con men have fleeced their congregations and given preachers a bad name, and we don't want to be identified with them."

Preaching and Applying Truth

Several months before we moved to our new church building in 1998, our ministry staff met at the new site for a special staff meeting. Most of the building still wasn't carpeted, and some of the rooms still had...