I know that this sounds crazy, but to me the Church is the risk-taking entity in the universe.
We opens our doors and lets anybody, I mean anybody walk in.
We concocts a budget based on what people try to promise to give
We employ people based on that budget
We try to help people without knowing what the results are going to be…and sometimes we never know what the results are going to be and they STILL give help
We do things based off of squishy intangibles (See Miracle on 34th St for more): like love and faith and theology (which is a fancy way of saying Christ based mission statement)
We empower people, young people who aren’t fully educated, old people who are too fragile to do other things.
This is what the church is about people, the Church is ITSELF an act of Faith.
We are faith in action, and taking risks and trusting in God is an Act of GOOD NEWS
Who doesn’t want to work for that sort of entity?