Skip to main content

What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

Fifteen things I would like to pursue if I wasn't a pastor


So many dreams, so little time!

If I had several lifetimes to live, these are things I'd love to do with my time, or things I'd like to at least try...


1) Being one of the “Dove” Women (and yes, my husband thinks that's outrageous)
2) Teaching high school
3) Being a police detective
4) Working part time at Starbucks (just think it’s a fun place…and I’d like to get discount on products)
5) I’d have pink highlights, despite the way my husband feels about it. (I only respect his wishes on the issue right now because we are in ministry…but if we weren't my personal feeling is, they would grow out in a few months and it wouldn't really be that big a deal to him to put up with it for a short time.)
6) I’d like to have foster kids in my house occasionally. (too busy with ministry and it wouldn't be fair to the kids I have now, or the foster kid. Although I almost have two foster kids already if you consider Stephen and Bobby.)
7) Doing nails
8) Stay in school forever.
9) Live for a few months in solitude at a peaceful spot somewhere, like on a lake or something sort of “On Golden Pond-ish” or in Boone, North Carolina. I think that is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places I have ever been to. Someday (even with pastoral ministry) it's my dream to take at least a month sabbattical in Boone.
10) Open a restaurant. My specialties would include my homemade rolls and chicken casserole, and…chocolate cake!
11) Have my own tea shop
12) Have my own line of clothing – would definitely include lots of pink, high heels, and I would offer lots of colors and styles of watches as well. I LOVE WATCHES!!! (thank you, Susan! I appreciate Susan Lilly so much...not only is she one of the most faithful people to the house of God, but she usually gives me an average of one watch a month. Really.)
13) Running a CBE chapter (Christians for Biblical Equality). I really believe in this, but right now, just too busy to do it, and honestly it’s not my call although I really support the cause.
14) I'd have my own radio or TV call in show.

15) Work in advertising or marketing

Comments

Unknown said…
Pastor Deanna, You are very welcome. I really enjoy giving you the watches because I know you really love them and on top of that you really desrve it more than anybody.Thank you for being such an awsome pastor and encouragement to me.
I love you, Susan.

Popular posts from this blog

Relevant Church doing something...

incredibly RELEVANT!

I just heard some news today that really inspired me. A church here in Tampa, Relevant Church is doing a new thing this month called the "30 Days Sex Challenge." (I've never visited the church but Pastor Trinity - our children's pastor - has visited or has met some people from this church and he was very impressed.) Realizing that this is a major element missing from some marriages (the frequency factor) their lead pastor, Paul Wirth, has issued a challenge for all the married couples to have sex for 30 days in a row. At the same time he has issued a challenge for all unmarrieds to completely abstain from sex. Of course we know the Bible says that those who are unmarried should not have sex in the first place but the point is, a lot of unmarried's aren't obeying the Lord's command to abstain and this is just one pastor's way of trying to get them to see that indeed, there is a better way! (God's way!) At the same time, many married couples are no

Excellent teaching on Criticism

My friend Pastor Leanne posted this today on her Myspace blog and I thought it was excellent and so timely. It's a blog post from Pastor Perry Noble , about criticism. I think it's perfect for the pastors at Relevant Church right now, as well as any other person going through this. I would like to note that when he says, "when God begins to move" it wouldn't necessarily just pertain to your church but to your life, your family, your marriage, anything that concerns you. I have found that the greater God does things in my life and the more He blessed me the more I should expect it. This teaching is good, so good I was almost wavin' a hanky in my office. Okay, here we go... You Will Be Criticized When God Begins To Move–Expect It And Get Over It. (Pastor Perry Noble at http://www.perrynoble.com/ ) I've never met a devil worshiper–to my knowledge that is. When I first became a Christian I was convinced that I needed to do all that I could to be ready to c

What Verbal Abuse is Really Like, and Why We Must Care
Guest Post: Terri von Wood

In my speaking travels, I meet the most amazing people. Some are connections that go beyond just a night or a weekend of preac hing. One day on my journey, I met Terri von Wood, and we immediately clicked and have been friends ever since.  Just a reminder that all of our guest bloggers this week are available to chat with you in the comment section here on the blog or on my facebook page where the blog is also published.   *** People who have never suffered through or witnessed abuse (including pastors) often don't know how to help women in abusive situations. Knowledge is power and it is my belief that if the church understood the prevalence of abuse, help would be made available.  First, we must acknowledge that the divorce rate is the same  in the church as in the world.  Second, we must understand that the 50% divorce rate does not include all the women who are abused but stay because they do not know what else to do or do not have anyone to turn to.  If those women we