When a pastor is richer than the people he serves, you should wonder if he’s here to serve you or you are here to help him. These days, offerings are on the increase since anointment requires you hold your wallet. When you see them, you will surely know them that’s why Mathew 7: 15-16 warns us to beware of these false prophets who come to us in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. Since every church is registered as a charity organization I don’t think it’s good for a pastor to be involved with money.
The subject of church finances and the pastor’s involvement has long been a topic of discussion and controversy. Opinions and practices vary as to whether the spiritual leader of the congregation should be allowed unrestricted oversight, be completely uninvolved, or work with a board/advisory committee in the monetary business of the church.
In rare cases there are those who have in place a “finance committee” that is independent of the pastor and/or the board. Who is responsible for the oversight and management of the church’s finances? Should the pastor, being the spiritual leader, have input into the financial matters of the church? Should not those to which we assign responsibility for spiritual and eternal matters also help in the management of the “unrighteous mammon?”
During the lifetime of our founding pastor, Rev. SBJ Oshoffa, the finances of the church was directly under him, Papa was a philanthropist, no one could contest that with him, but since the death of him, it’s wise enough to go back to the drawing board and rearrange things, there can never be two founders, so, a pastor sitting atop the finances of the church is not ideal, I stand to be corrected though.
So, we are throwing this to our dear readers, is it wise for the pastor to be involved in the financial dealings of the church? Let’s have your opinion please!
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