Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Should a Church Talk About Money?

Everybody has their hot button issues. You know, that particular subject that really gets you fired up, or perhaps makes you uncomfortable when it's talked about.

Those issues don't have to be very controversial, and they don't have to be 'niche' issues either. They can be broad, something that everybody deals with, but it's still a hot button issue.

One of those hut button issues is personal finances. Especially in the church. People don't like to talk about it, they don't like other people talking about it, and they don't like to be talked TO about it.

Why does a church have to talk about money?

My church is in its last week of a small series about money & personal finance. And last week, Tommy Sparger happened to put out a quick 2 minute summary of what the entire point of the series was about: why it's important, why (in his opinion) we should be talking about money, and why he is leading this series on personal finance.

I'm wondering though, do you agree? Take a look at the video, and think about it for a minute.

If you can't see the video, please click here

Is this something we should be talking about? Should the church, and pastors/leaders in it, be concerned about personal finance? Why or why not?

And no, I'm not just waiting in the wings to bash you for whatever answer you give, I'm legitimately curious about your opinions.