If you give me money, I will train you to fleece your flock better!!!
I received an email recently from some christian organization, and to be honest with you, (as if I have been lying to you up till now!!), I well nigh wanted to call these people and yell at them.
But then I thought I might get talked into giving them some money, so I changed my mind!
First thing that got me was the artful manipulation of word-speak these hucksters use to entice christian leadership to join their organization (There’s that word again – organization!)
Secondly, after they have prettied up their message with high faluting terms, the topic itself is offensive.
To see professional Christians (should there be any such thing as a professional christian?), offer to train other professional Christians to lure cash out of “high capacity givers” seems at best deceitful and at worst simply an act of exercising avarice.
As a non-professional christian, I can assume any church I might attend is being led by a professional christian who is trained in pulling funds, offerings, tithes, love gifts, cash, money…. out of my pocket so they may pay
their own salaries
the salaries of their staff
Brothers and Sisters – take back the freedom that you have been granted in your faith, and determine to be giving people to those the Lord describes in the NEW TESTAMENT. (A cursory reading of the New Testament will easily convince you that the influences we find ourselves under in the current “church” is completely out of whack with the will of God.)
Buildings and staff do not further the gospel. Buildings and staff simply feed the wants of US, and in the doing, cripple us as Christians.
As a matter of fact, the size and affluence that some church buildings try to exude, along with the exorbitant funds required to staff these temples of pride are a major stumbling block to many of the lost today, and dare I say to an increasing amount of believers.
I have chatted about how I feel about the current church organization found in the USA in other blog posts. This latest one was simply fueled by a single errant email that somehow crossed my path.
By the way, check out the subscription fees required to join this elite organization – dang that word “organization” comes up alot!
Almost $1,200.00 a year to join, unless you go with the annual membership, which is soooo reasonable at just under $1,000.00 per year!
And remember, the church that buys this package for their staff will need to ask their flock for more money to pay for this training!
But don’t worry – that will be easy, after this training has been absorbed.