In the recent NavXP webinar, Dr Josh Whitehead shared how he has learned to grow ministry with less money. Through the course of our conversation, something amazing occurred to me – his perspective seemed to indicate that every time they faced financial struggles, it was a blessing that expanded the scope of the ministry at Faith Promise.
As Josh spoke about times of shrinking budget and financial downturn he said things like:
“When your resources get limited, you are forced to determine what really matters.”
“If we can’t do anything else, these are the things we are going to do!”
“We don’t really evaluate ministries and determine whether they are really accomplishing what we need them to.”
These are powerful statements about how God used financial struggles to refine the clarity and focus of vision at Faith Promise. And the result is growth and expanded ministry impact!
We can learn a lot from Josh. Typically, we see financial hardship in such a negative light. Josh’s story really turns that on its head. Could God be trying to bless our ministry by restricting our resources? With the right process, reducing available resources could be the catalyst to a healthier, more missionally focused church.
And we all know – we rarely change until the pain is so great we can’t stand to remain where we are.
The role of an XP like Josh can really impact God’s church in amazing ways as he turned a shrinking budget into one of their best blessings.
I am thankful for Josh sharing his wisdom and showing us how God is using the unique role and gifts of XP’s to make church work.
>>see Dr. David Fletcher’s webinar How to escape the tyranny of being everything to everyone.
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