Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Paidah Financial Management

Participants were leaning forward in engaged anticipation so much so that I thought they might gobble me up. So many familiar faces lined these benches as the pastors and other leaders learned about product pricing, budgeting, bookkeeping, and financial reporting. Pastors must have additional sources of income to support their families, but we made our learning relevant to the church as well.

Most of these people indicated they’d never learned about money management before and, as much as I hate to say it, it showed in the way they’d planned for this event. Our mistakes are often our best learning opportunities, aren’t they? Real life examples and solving those real life problems are the best teachers and I’m thankful for the ability to make relevant our learning on the fly.

The sounds of heavy downpour on the iron sheets disturbed us just a few times but we loved the worship that filled in those gaps.