I was recently reminded about what really matters. The truth is that there are things that will matter in this life, and things that will last for eternity. People will last for eternity. Our children will last for eternity. This blog will probably not.
So, how do you place value on investing in the next generation? How much value do you place on teaching teens in your church, or getting involved in a Christian school?
You know, Christian school teachers are some of the least paid individuals out there in Christian ministry.
- Churches support Pastors—and if you can’t get a good amount of money for a Pastor (along with a parsonage, etc.) then he can work part time to make up the difference.
- Missionaries raise support—Churches add them to their missions payroll, and they get enough churches so that they can both go to the field and save money for retirement.
Christian School teachers, on the other hand, get paid meager salaries based on tuition, which they have to keep low because the government makes it so that parents have to pay for their education twice—once when it comes to property tax and another for the school itself.
And if they can’t live off of the meager salary, they have to find part time jobs, yet they do it because they care about children—and the next generation.
To me, it’s a lot like stay at home moms. They’re doing things that don’t have much monetary reward here on Earth, but the Heavenly reward is going to be great. They are impacting a future generation that may be the leaders of the future—and that’s a big deal.
So no, it’s not all about the money. It’s all about what God has for us to do. Be certain you find that before you worry about the dollar signs.