Thanks to all who have responded to my previous blog. I want to answer a few questions and hopefully give some clarity:
- Cheap Seats
The article sentence and context states “Many outside the church”. It says nothing about the faithful inside the trenches of service at BNC.
Again, the article clearly states that these recommendations were counsel given by the Stewardship Team. This is not a one man ideology.
I never said the tithes were down. I stated that due to budgeting issues we made layoffs. We have had the same tithes and offering average for over 18 months, but our vision and budget needs have increased. The New Testament doesn’t encourage tithing, but even greater sacrifice…”selling their possessions”. If you recall a couple kept of portion of their real estate deal and died at the altar.
- Deletion of Comments
I deleted a comment that was inaccurate concerning what was stated in the blog. I again referred to “many outside” and the post stated those inside BNC. I said nothing to BNC members and regular attenders, but to those who are outside the church. Again, my statement proved true that the loudest boos come from the cheapest seats which are those outside the local body called BNC.
The staff cuts have shown the character of these staff members and the passion of BNC! Thank you!!
I believe this process is going to give God more glory than ever!!! Thank you Jesus!! Let me know your comments… I’m sure you will!