There’s not enough money in the world to keep doing church the way we’ve been doing it. If you calculate the unchurched population, then you calculate how many more churches are needed and what each church would cost, there literally is not enough money in the world to pull that off.
That’s why we need to think creatively about free ways to do ministry. Free ways to reach people, to serve people, to show the love of Jesus to people. This is how it was in the early church—they didn’t have much of a budget to work with and yet they were effective. Why not us? It’s time for a return to tentmaking… only this time it might be software design or coaching or working at Starbucks.