My 5 for Friday (June 14, 2019)

Should you shop for low prices or high quality? How can you start giving? And why are details in finances so important?

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. 5 Motivations to Raise Your Financial IQ by Todd McMichen. It can be tempting to unload all the financial responsibility onto someone else in the church who enjoys spreadsheets more than you do. But here, Todd McMichen gives five different motivations that should spur pastors on to grow in their financial understanding for the benefit of the church.
  2. 7 Reasons Leadership from Our Knees Is Imperative by Chuck Lawless. No matter what type of leadership position you find yourself in, prayer and humility are essential. Chuck Lawless gives seven reasons why this type of leadership is imperative for loving and leading others well.
  3. How to Start Giving by Michael Blue. “Most of us want to give, but it can be really hard to begin giving or to change the way we give.” If this is you, check out this article that lays out practical steps to take to begin giving the way that God has called us to.
  4. Ask Chuck: Is Low Price Better Than High Quality? by Chuck Bentley. Are lower prices always better? How do you know when you should spend more on a product in order to get a higher quality? Chuck Bentley offers several parameters to think through when making a purchase decision that I think you’ll find helpful.  
  5. How Paying Attention to Detail Saves Your Finances by Tim Lemke. Overlooked details in finances can add up significantly over time. Check out this article from Tim Lemke that highlights the potential for spending more when details are missed so you know what to look out for in the future.

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