Today, prices from food to housing have continued to rise. The same can be said about ministry with program and operational costs continuing to climb and yet, what most people do not realize is that ministers and the churches they minister to have annual costs to support the national organizations they are a part of. In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the rising cost of ministerial license as well as church affiliation with the Church of God with will increase three times in the next few years. We discuss these climbing costs from the lack of communication on the reason for these costs, the suspected reason for the price hike, and how this will greatly affect ministers and churches that are medium-sized to small.
Episode 172: FundraisingStandard
In this episode, Scott and Micah discuss the topic of fundraising in ministry. We look at our own experiences with fundraising, and some of the integrity when it comes to transparency and trust. In stories gone wild, Scott talks about poodle skirts in the 90s, while Micah has a friend who took a “secondary role” in ministry.
Episode 162: Matt Chandler Scandal – Part 2Standard
In episode 145, Micah and Scott discussed the Matt Chandler Scandal and thought that a number of things seemed odd from the reason for the “leave of Absence” to the Elders’ decisions.
On December 4th, Matt Chandler was reinstated at Villiage Church. Micah and Scott discuss the reinstatement and why it still seems odd three months later.
Plus, we discuss the church’s obsession with acronyms and Gary Busey in our “Stories Gone Wild” segment.