which one makes more sense?


A friendly reminder from a disciple

the lostkerryman

The average congregation in the USA has 75 attendees at a service. The average paid pastor makes between $28,000 and $52,000.

According to The Evangelical Christian Credit Union, the average US church spends 82% of their budget on pastor’s salaries and administrative expenses, and on the building itself. A whopping 1% of the budget is spent on giving- benevolence.

Now, let us take a look at how the early church worked. First, they met in houses or public places where it was free to gather- little cost to the church. There was no salaried pastor. In fact, there was no pastor at all. The elders were simply those who had more experience, age, etc and who were trustworthy to help organizationally. Also, an apostle would come to visit and needed food and lodging in another’s home, but otherwise, they did not have much of a budget. As far as expenses…

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Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley, store-made soda bread resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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