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Mark DeYmaz: Tithing Is Not Enough If Churches Want to Survive

“I believe, at least for the next 30 years if not longer, that the primary way to reach this world with the gospel has to do with advancing just economics.”

“When I planted Mosaic Church, I quickly realized, the more that join my church, it’s costing us money.”

Pastors need to think with a mindset of abundance, not scarcity.”

“The way to go get more money is not more butts in the seat…we need to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.”

“Church economics means leveraging church assets (which are people, money and buildings) to bless the community (advance the gospel, community engagement, etc.) while at the same to generate sustainable income.”

“Most churches in America are giving away free coffee on Sunday morning…Ask yourself, how much does it cost you every month in your church to give away free coffee? And then multiply that by 12. When we did that at our church we found we were giving away about $3000 a year in free coffee.”

“Monetizing existing services has to do with the things a church is already doing that, with some thought and getting business people involved with you, those things could be monetized in a way that generates some measure of income while at the same time providing quality goods and services at affordable prices.”

“Income disparity is a problem with a [traditional model of church planting] because it assumes that people can generate income through their connections.”

“A church planter today has got to think like an entrepreneur.” 

Mentioned in the Show by Mark DeYmaz

Matt. 5:16
The Parable of the Talents

Billy Graham
The Coming Revolution in Church Economics: Why Tithes and Offerings Are No Longer Enough and What to Do About It, Mark DeYmaz
Evidence That Demands a Verdict: Life-Changing Truth for a Skeptical World, Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell
More Than a Carpenter, Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell
Mosaix Global Network

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As Vice President of Ministry Mobilization for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement and hosts the weekly ChurchLeaders podcast. Jason lives on Anastasia Island, Florida, with his beautiful wife and children. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @jasondaye