Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, “It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to handle financial matters. Acts 6:2 HCSB
As the Church Administrator I am responsible for helping to develop the annual budget and watching to make sure we keep our expenses within what is budgeted, but more importantly to keep expenses within receipts. It is important to take care of financial matters properly and to be wise stewards of the money that God provides for outreach, missions, and ministry. I take care of the finances so the pastor does not have to worry about it and can focus on preaching the Word of God and ministering to people.
The early church needed someone to take care of the financial matters surrounding the distribution of food and money to the widows so the Twelve could focus on preaching the Good News. The Twelve had their priorities correct and kept the “main thing” the “main thing.” The preaching of the Gospel is of upmost importance. It is the final command of Jesus Christ to His church – Go and make disciples. We must preach the Gospel so people can hear and understand the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Challenge: What are your priorities? The sharing your faith and doing that which proclaims the Gospel message is what is of most importance. Ask God to help you to remain faithful to the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ.