Episode 364: Guidelines for the Pastor’s Side Hustle

In Episode 364 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how to navigate the situation of a pastor self-promoting a book, conference, or speaking engagement. Here is today’s question:

“This is a follow up question to Episode 332 about MLMs. I am wondering how do MLMs align or differ with the pastor having written a book and is promoting it? Or maybe a pastor and his wife are promoting a marriage retreat where they will be making money off of people attending. Obviously, these situations are different than MLMs, but is the intent similar?” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to navigate the situation of a pastor self-promoting a book, conference, or speaking engagement 
  • Boundaries to put into place when faced with these situations 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Some churches will have Intellectual Property (IP) guidelines.” – @toddadkins
  • “The problem is a perception issue and a lack of trust in the motivations of the pastor.” – @toddadkins
  • “Are you willing to steward this message for the next 10 years?” – @danielsangi
  • “There will always be haters. You will always have haters.” – @danielsangi
  • “It comes down to your heart. Why are you mentioning this? Is it sincerely because you want to help others?” – @danielsangi
  • “Never do anything where you are paid depending on the number of people coming. There is no way to keep your motivations pure.” – @danielsangi
  • “Ask someone that you consider more Godly than you. If you are afraid to ask/tell them, that will probably be your answer.” – @toddadkins
  • “Be transparent with your board and committee.” – @toddadkins

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Published February 25, 2019

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