Today was a brutal day at Mission.
Our church has had to make some significant cutbacks over the past couple months after our offerings have been LOW. Our people have a lot to learn about stewardship (most people do). Today the cutbacks hit hard, and we had to lay off a handful of people, and decrease some salaries/hours too.
It hurts a ton because the layoffs had nothing to do with performance or personality. We had to cut my College Pastor’s position, and he had to tell his students tonight. He handled it like a champ, both personally and in front of everyone, but it was still so hard.
I’m still wrestling through it all, and asking God what he’s doing in the midst of this whole thing. I trust my leadership and I believe in my church, but today was BRUTAL.
I hope that my church puts their money where their mouth is.
Our students won’t be riding in the sidecart either. I want to see them step up and lead the church in this area.
Is your church hurting this year?