Thursday, June 7, 2018
Hey Fletch … In all of the church connections you have, do you know of other churches that are attempting to give away large percentages (50%+) of what they receive annually? If you do, would it be possible for you to connect me with them? I’d love to talk with my counterparts in those churches.
DRF—I wish that I had a list a mile long of churches that gave away 50% to local ministries. Think of the impact that could be seen. That would be wonderful.
Many churches give 10-25% to a combination of local and international ministries. The bulk of that often goes to work overseas. I’ve been thinking about your question and, unfortunately, don’t know of another church in your ballpark of giving. I hope that some people write in with examples!
You are laying down the gauntlet. I know that it has taken you more than a decade to go from a low percentage to where you are now. Your church is living proof that it can be done. May your tribe increase!