Christian Home Based Business Ideas. Often we think negatively about Christians having home businesses.
Yet I see them as a method of funding ministries! To Fund Ministry is a noble goal for church members to have.
Who would have guessed that launching this website, what I view as my Christian home based business, could produce income that helps support my internet ministry in retirement?
Yes, this website, with a focus on Pastor Appreciation Month, has become an online income opportunity that provides additional financial support for me as a retired pastor.
The first person I would look to is Jim Cockrum, a Christian businessman who has opened the door to thousands of people to start web-based businesses. Listen to his podcast radio program to see if there is an idea for a home business that clicks with you:
Disclosure: I am required to tell you I may earn a commission if links to products or services are clicked on by visitors to this site. Which, by the way, is exactly how internet home businesses earn income.
A Christian website is more than just a faith focused website. I have discovered that a website, even a ministry focused website, can be a online income opportunity as a Christian home based business.
Having a website with a pastor appreciation theme allows me to express some concerns I have about how churches provide for their pastors financially.
You see, pastors have few advocates for their financial support. A renewed emphasis on pastor appreciation prompted this website so that I could share my concerns about pastors financial situation within the context of these pastor appreciation ideas.
So what would I suggest to the church with a financially strapped pastor? Just because church finances are limited does not mean that you just ignore the pastor's financial situation..
My advice to a church struggling financially is to release your pastor to explore online income opportunities as a way to raise financial support for ministry.
The good news is that a pastor's ministry career can extend beyond the local church and at the same time improve a pastor's financial situation, providing financially strapped pastors extra income.
Some may say that if the pastor pursues funding outside their church assignment will encourage them to "leave the ministry".
I say that if their financial support is so low they have to seek funding elsewhere, a business pursuit or job opportunity may just be what would keep them serving in their present church assignment.