Michael is director of business administration and treasurer for the GARBC and is director of Baptist Builders Club.
But it was in his
role as a church financial consultant for the GARBC
recently visited Temple Baptist Church.
Learn about The Business Side of Ministry, Michael's book on church business and finance.
Michael's ministry began on Saturday, when he
met with six of the church's trustees and deacons, treasurer Ron Fischer, and Pastor Jeremy Penrod.
During their four-plus hours together, they talked about their church constitution, bylaws, and finances.
says, "They were doing things well.
There were no issues or problems-just questions about doing things with more structure, more order, and more God-honoring results.
In preparation for the session, Michael
studied their church documents so he
could talk about specifics.
The consultation was, he
says, "prepared, ready, and specific for them."
It also didn't cost them an arm and a leg.
"A part of fellowship with the GARBC," says Michael
, "is that we can provide these consultations without charging a church normal consultation rates.
So, really, all we ask is that a church reimburse expenses.
Perhaps it's in part because Michael is the GARBC's treasurer that he adds: "If they want to do something beyond that, then praise the Lord."
spoke Sunday morning during Sunday School, in what he
calls "stewardship hour," talking about Biblical stewardship-what it means and what it doesn't mean-and answering questions.