If I had a dollar for the number of times an Amway salesman approached me at the end of a church service and shared that they had a wonderful money making opportunity that would transform our church, I’d, well, you know.
“No offense,” I always reply, “but the last thing that transforms churches is money. That’s usually the very thing that spoils them.”
“Well, um, yeah, I get that, I think, but I work for a multi-national Christian company where Jesus Christ is at the center of all we do, and we empower Christians to have the financial resources to (a) have more time to serve in the church and (b) give money to important Christian causes.”
“Let me guess: Amway?”
“Don’t you want that for your church members Rev. Jones?”
“Please call me Brian. And we’re talking about Amway, right?”
“I mean, just imagine! If your people had the…” [quickly placing my hand on his shoulder and cutting him off mid-sentence…] [Read more...]