The Spandex Rule

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Just because you should, doesn’t mean you can. Tis the season for resolutions and big hairy audacious goals—for churches as well. This is when we resolve to have 8,000 baptisms by February, raise 2 trillion dollars to fight world hunger and to hasten the Lord’s return with […]

Rich Lost, Poor Lost

The late Prentice Meador, one of my mentors, used to say the church was least equipped to minister to the rich and the poor. By this, I believe he meant churches don’t really know what to do with either group.  His statement certainly matches my experience. Church programs, ministries, staff, are built for the middle-class. […]