Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Downscaling—it’s a timely discipline to master. Our government is deep in debt. The consumer debt is huge, and many Christians are maxed to their limit credit-wise.

Ministry—that’s another area where we have to stop thinking that bigger is always better, that to have a small church budget is a sign of failure.

I commend all leaders who say, “Let’s be realistic. What’s a proper budget to guide as at this time when many church members are having to cut back? If after praying we feel the church budget can be larger than last year, well, praise the Lord. And if smaller, praise the Lord.”

If Christians can learn to be joyful either way, I believe churches can too.


I am grateful that I continue to hear how positively readers are responding to my latest book entitled The Sermon Sucking Black Hole—Why You Can’t Remember on Monday What Your Minister Preached on Sunday. This book is available at by clicking here.

In this book, I offer some solid tips to the people sitting in the congregation to help them remember what their pastor has said from the pulpit.

You will find a variety of other helpful resources for pastors and congregations at the Mainstay Ministries website. Please click here.


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