Posts from December 2019

164. Congregation Meeting

As we will be managing our finance starting from next year, the budget that team leaders submitted and approved by Strategic Leadership Team needs to be accepted by the congregation through “Congregation Meeting.” So far, KSC managed all the finance, so they have also handled such finance-related meetings as well. Moving forward, congregation meeting will happen every year. Every “Adult Registered Baptized members” are invited, as they are the full members in our church. Also, they need to be active in attendance…

163. One Question That Will Significantly Help You Make Better Decisions

We always need to make decisions. Some are small, but some are big. But there comes a time when we have to make a critical decision on things we have little knowledge about. (Date, spouse, finance, and God) Some pretend to know everything about it and make a decision. But they usually regret it at the end. The best thing to do in such a situation is this: Ask someone who knows better and knows you better, “What do you…

162. Online Giving

As we are beginning to manage our own finance, we are implementing a new way to give. We are introducing online giving. So, starting from next year, I encourage those who plan to give to our church to give online. It doesn’t mean cash/cheque giving is no longer available. But we recommend online giving for the following reasons. First of all, every form of payment is a technology that will always evolve and change. Those who think cash (or cheque)…

161. “Three Strands” Prayer Meeting

Korean Speaking Congregation (KSC) starts every new year with “Three Strands” prayer meeting. This name is from Ecclesiastes 4:12, “…A cord of three strands is not easily broken.” You pray with two other “prayer-mates” for 10 minutes (you can pray more after, of course) for ten days early in the morning for each other’s one pressing prayer topic. This year, it is happening from 1/8-18. Many people find it difficult to pray on their own consistently. But this prayer meeting…

160. Do More To Become Excellent

Slump is real. When jobs, school, or ministry gets tiring, and people find themselves unmotivated, they often assume “doing more” is the problem. So, the first thing they consider is quitting or “doing less.” It is undeniable that “overwork” is real. But if we think carefully, what gives us energy is not “less work” but “doing it well.” In other words, it is “mediocrity” that de-motivates us, not “challenges.” Ironically, excellence inspires us by asking us to do more, not…