“More than Dollars and Cents”

This week we’ve been looking at “the numbers” in preparation for our upcoming Budget meeting at the beginning of December. We have been adding up the dollars and cents. We have been talking about the costs of doing ministry: paying down the mortgage on this facility, the costs of maintenance, the costs associated with programs, the costs of having staff, the costs of supporting work in this community and around the world. We understand those costs because we live in a world that operates within a financial framework. We understand the sometimes precarious relationship between income and expenses because our own personal lives, the lives of our families, are also often structured by those same factors. But the cost of discipleship is not counted in dollars and cents. The currency of discipleship is….