Financial Ups and Downs

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2012 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, John Burke, Founder and Lead Pastor at Gateway Community Church in Austin, Texas encourages pastors in a faithful method for approaching financial difficulties in the life of a local church.


Which of John's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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As John shared, people give to vision, not to a sinking ship. If you are facing financial difficulty today, draw your congregation back to their identity in Jesus Christ. Help them to get caught up in the heart of what He has called them to do and be about. Let the Savior be their motivating to contribute more fully to the future of your ministry.


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