Just read this from a prominent and well respected evangelical leader, whom I have personally benefitted from many times…

“Now as churches grow they cross a point of viability… this is the point when they can pay for themselves… here [in the UK] [it] might be £60-70 000. This is the point at which you can afford to pay a minister, run a church building/hall, minister’s accomodation and some secreterial help.”

Do churches really need to reach this point to be ‘viable’? Will we really be able to plant the churches we need to plant, especially in impoverished areas, if we take this line?

Was this what the apostle Paul had in mind when he planted churches and wanted to see them become ‘viable’?