I Pastor a Church in Lagos called Heaven’s Citizens Christian Centre. A quick reminder, pastoring a church is different from owning a church. I don’t own this one, I only pastor for now.
God led me a few weeks ago to give members of the local assembly a Church vacation. We gave everyone a week off to go to other churches to listen and learn, and basically see if there are things they can learn, or places where they can add value in those other churches.
You see, we are not doing church for the numbers. We don’t pray to grow numerically. We know that what God is doing in the earth has nothing to do with numbers; it has to do with stature. If there are 10 mature Sons in Nigeria, the world will change! The harvest was ready before Christ died, what was missing was harvest hands. We are also not longing for people’s 10% or 5%.
We want people to have relationships with God, give 100% to Him through whatever channels he leads them, and we want them to give to church what they can give willingly and cheerfully. We remind people regularly that God doesn’t double their money when they give. If they work hard and think deeply into the future, and if God grants them vision, they will make a fortune without donating a penny in church. …