Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Weakest Link

I remember watching The Weakest Link on TV a few years back. I enjoyed the program and I drew from it how everyone together on this earth are working together, and that we truly are only as strong as our weakest link.

This can be applied to The United Methodist Church. Together, we are connectional. We derive our strength from working together toward a common goal – making disciples for Christ. To fund mission work around the globe, we all pool our resources together – across the connection. One church cannot save the world, but thousands of churches working together can!

But, what if one of these churches decides that it doesn’t want to play nice with others and remit their apportionments for the greater good? We then only become as strong as our weakest link. It is vital that every church remit its apportioned amount to The Church. Together, we can make a difference.

1 comment:

David Jean said...

The depletion of our memberships is reflective, in part, to the realization that the corporate church is neither "united" nor "connected." The "weakest link" is the millions spent lobbying, in the name of the church.

More than a few churches are making the decision to question apportionments. No longer are congregations willing to continue blindly paying what is merely a franchise tax. A tax given to the corporate church to support activities and policies many consider too secular and out of touch with our mainstream values and beliefs.