Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
Wouldn’t your church like to have some new, interesting people join?
Jesus reminds us that where we invest our treasure reveals where our heart really lives. So how about investing in interesting people in your community?
When you schedule time to intentionally meet new, interesting people, you are investing in the kingdom of heaven. When you set aside a little money every week to buy a new, interesting person lunch or a cup of coffee, you are investing in the kingdom of heaven. When your church sets aside some money in the budget so the pastor can take some new, interesting people to lunch or out for a cup of coffee, your church is investing in the kingdom of heaven.
Call it your “Interesting People Fund.” [Thanks to Ben Casnocha for this fund name]
Savvy District Superintendents will like this idea. Here is the Rev. Seonyoung Kim, DS of the York River District in Virginia advocating for investing in new, interesting people.