John had one of the greatest visions for ministry in his community that I had ever heard spoken by any new Ministry. He knew once he planted his Church and shared the vision in the community that people would flock to the new Church and be faithful in their attendance and financial support. Pastor John was partially right. People were excited about the vision and did attend his Church, but the financial support was not forthcoming.
Pastor John learned what so many before him had, and that was just because God gave him a dream and vision for ministry in his community did not mean “Christians” would support it financially.
Pastor, how could you preach, how well could you impact your community, what kind of ministry could you accomplish, if money was not an issue.
Every Pastor and Evangelist accepts the call of God upon their life in hopes of making an impact for the Kingdom of God. Every new church plant begins with the idea it will offer something to the community not offered by existing churches. But, there usually is a problem.