“Why do pastors always talk about money at church?” .
They Preach It
On top of that, pastors preach sermons about money from time to time, and some of those sermons also seem meant to motivate people to give more to the church.
Many people believe that pastors talk so much about money, and they ask their people to give so often, that it makes them feel uncomfortable about how they manage their own finances, and a little guilty about how much, or little, they give to the church.
So why do pastors and churches talk about money? Is it meant to make people feel uncomfortable or guilty? Do we do it too much?
Think on this
If you think pastors talk too much about money at church, you should see what they do at the grocery store. Every single time I go there and put something in my cart, they ask me for money. And when I go to the doctor, he asks me for money too. When I go to the gas station, they ask me for money. When I go to the movies or out to dinner, they ask me for money. Come to think of it, wherever I go, people are asking me for my money in exchange for some service that they provide for me.
My point is this: No business, organization, or ministry survives without money. Businesses charge their customers for the products and services they receive. Churches do not. Instead, churches invite people to give to meet their financial needs so they can accomplish the work God called them to do, and serve people who cannot repay.
The ultimate goal for pastors in asking people to give is not to make budget, save for a new building, fund programs, or employ staff. They are simply showing people how their tithes make a real – and eternal – difference in the lives of real people through the daily ministry of the church inside the four walls, across the street, across town, and across the world.
Jesus Talked Money
- Jesus talked about money more than He talked about heaven and hell combined
- Jesus talked about money more than anything else except the Kingdom of God.
- 11 of 39 parables talk about money
- One out of every seven verses in the Gospel of Luke talk about money
- About 25 percent of Jesus’ teaching in the Gospels relates to money, stewardship, and the resources God has given us
Money Talk is Everywhere
Think about it. Do you know a person who doesn’t talk about money in some way every day? There’s hardly a family in your church or community that doesn’t have a daily dialogue about money. People talk about it, argue about it, and try to make their plans around it.
What’s wrong with the church doing it?