Rich or Poor?

I heard a preacher friend of mine say some years ago that the two groups of people that the Church is least able to reach are the rich and the poor. I’m inclined to think he’s right. Both rich and poor make those who don’t share their situation in life uncomfortable. Here’s my question: why are we so uncomfortable with either group? While we all know that God loves all people, it seems that we struggle with ministry to the wealthy even more than we do to the poor. Do you agree? If so, why? If not, why not?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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