I recently had a conversation with my business partner. We were discussing the business and what the next steps might be for us as things progress.
In the discussion, he mentioned to me that I needed to be careful that I guard myself so that when I attend my church, I am a worshiper and not an advisor/consultant/etc. It is so easy when we work to help churches for a living, that we can become unable to divorce business from worship.
That caution led me to an interesting observation.
He is the Executive Pastor at the church I attend. I was confidently able to tell him that I am able to separate when I attend church because I trust him. I can attend church and worship freely because I trust that the “business” of the church is being handled. It’s amazing that:
“There is Freedom in Trust”
We’ll hash that idea out over the next few months but it does lead to the question:
Do the people that attend your church trust that everything is being taken care of on the back end so they can focus on worship?