'Pst. Toby, I have a question'. Salome said raising her hand
'Go ahead please....', replied Pst. Toby
'What does the church do with the tithes, offerings and other such funds that is been received from members?'
Pst. Toby paused momentarily and smiled. Then he began to explain.
'First the church pays 10% of all inflows to another ministry as directed by God, church staff inclusive of the pastors are paid a fixed amount as salary, 15% is been.......... Finally we have a committee chosen randomly from church members who meet periodically to review the financial books of the church and render a report which is populated on the church's website for all to download and cross-check'.
Salome was thinking; OMG. it's so refreshing the depth of transparency displayed in this church. It didn't even matter that this is my first time in this church. I asked the question to shock the pastor but to my utter amazement, I got an engaging explanation. Maybe I should join this church after all...
'Sally, Sally! Wake up jor, we need to get set oh! Church is in an hour', Collette said as she tapped Salome her roommate.
Salome opened her eyes looking rather sad
'Are you okay?', asked Collette
'Yes dear, I am' replied Salome
It was only a dream, Salome thought to herself
Have you ever wished our churches were different? Like church could be a place where during or after a message you get to stand up and ask mind bogging questions, and you actually get answers. What's more, you get to ask your questions without 'pious' Christians judging you. You know, in a condemnation free atmosphere
Like you could get to look forward to church because you don't really know what to expect? I mean it's not routine....you know the normal Sunday timetable churches run.....
Do you get to ask?if JESUS christ was alive in this times, would He do church the way we are doing it? So many churches yet little impact on the society. So many activities yet no power.... no impact. Really... how would Jesus do church?