Kudos to this team led by Ryan Giggs to beat porto 1-0.
Amazing Man United!
Lancaster praised Jesus at 5:48 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
TNSB2 - Impacting Lives for Christ
Lancaster praised Jesus at 12:23 AM
Monday, April 06, 2009
Part 2: New Creation Pastor Gets $500k Annual Salary
I got an interesting comment from someone on my tag board (you can refer to it) and perhaps my first entry isn't enough to bring across this matter to the readers of my blog.
Lets go into this story again.
1) I have no issues on pastor earning a comfortable salary (enables them to have lodging, food, clothing, entertainment, communication, travelling comfortablably) but how much is too much? And how less is how less? Haha. Personally, I am not sure about the exact figure but we can learn from similar industry payout for this. Take for example; the ceo of NKF (reported in the newspaper), she earns about approximately 10k per month. Perhaps this figure is a good gauge for church boards to give their pastors who is leading a big church comparable to a big non-profit organization like NFK?
2) Pastor prince did account for 95% of the revenue for his church and therefore it is justifiable to reward him accordingly. Yes, he does deserve the reward like how God blessed solomon. But should we apply more wisdom in this area? Especially the economic is not doing well and many people are losing their jobs. What would they think about a pastor earning so much? Among christians, we maybe more understandable but how about non-believers. It would be a good opportunity for them to question the financial management of the church. Or they would question, times are so bad, how come their pastor is earning so much? Its your take on how you think about this. Haha.
3) This is my suggestion on how the money could be used in a more kingdom minded way. We could had used the money to donate to charities and especially help those who are in need in these current times (the bible says faith without deed is dead), i am not saying the church did not do anything but if your church has the capability to do more, then do more. Haha. Supporting church planters overseas are also a good way. As most of them do not receive any monetary support from their mother churches, we should even help them more financially, so that they can concentrate on doing God's work.
After saying so much, the thing i want to bring across is wisdom in handling this matter. We are on this earth still because we are in the process of finishing the great commission. And there are so many people not come to know Christ yet. Would this be a stumbling block to christians like you and I who are trying our very best to spread the gospel or would it be (like what member from hope SG tagged) be a free publicity to the church and attract more people to come to receive salvation. If this is so, AMEN! Haha.
I do not know the answer for now, but in months to come, we will see the outcome.
Lancaster praised Jesus at 2:58 PM
Joel-Luther Lancaster Lee
Servant of Christ
Hope Church Singapore
Reborned since 16 Sep 2006
Graduated of Nanyang Polytechnic
I found God !
I found a wonderful church !
I found a excellent CG !
I found a caring shepard !
I got wonderful parents !