Skip to comments.Pastor Rick Warren Asks Faithful For Nearly $1 Million -- And Fast!
Posted on 12/31/2009 1:22:01 PM PST by PilotDave
"I have thrilling news to share with you below but first some seriously bad news: With 10% of our church family out of work due to the recession, our expenses in caring for our community in 2009 rose dramatically while our income stagnated. Still, with wise management, we've stayed close to our budget all year. Then... this last weekend the bottom dropped out.
"On the last weekend of 2009, our total offerings were less than half of what we normally receive - leaving us $900,000 in the red for the year, unless you help make up the difference today and tomorrow."
(Excerpt) Read more at radaronline.com ...
Given how much of Barry’s scam stimulus is not spent, check with Barry for a bailout, Rick, kkthx.....idiot.
Maybe he should try Oral Roberts’ line a few years back... “Gimme da money or God’s gonna rub me out!”
You could call it kipnapped and held for ransom by God.
Hmmm???? (But I was always taught Jesus WAS the ransom(!) and
didn’t Pator Rick he become a jillionare with his books?)
Go figure??? Happy 2010!
Maybe Rick can ask the good people of the Syrian government to help out.
Or cut spending.
Kind of surprising they didn’t have a bit of “padding” in their budget.
Perhaps he could offer some bonds for sale to the Chinese? They seem to have a insatiable lust for IOU’s.
or God will call him home??
we can hope??
Well..., he ain’t gonna get it from me... that’s for sure... LOL...
..sorry, but after your Prop 8 180 degree turn and cozying up to Obama, I have little pity for your post-modern empire’s little financial woes...
I have rec’d $23 million from Nigeria. If Rick will make a small security deposit of just $500K, I will release it to him.
Maybe he’s being blackmailed, or has a gambling debt. At any rate we see he learned well from his mentor Obiwanabama
him bad me no like me read here he bad man and write bad book make people bad no like when make people bad him bad no like him
why dont people like pastor rick? i thought he was a good guy? am i wrong?
Post 10 ..sorry, but after your Prop 8 180 degree turn and cozying up to Obama, I have little pity for your post-modern empires little financial woes...
It seems to me as though he was taking donations (that come from faith) for granted. The lesson is not to take what God gives you for granted you you may be Rick Rolled.
“What profits a preacher if he gains the riches of this world and loses the Kingdom of Heaven?”” I’m always suspect when a ‘’man of God’’ starts running around with his hand out looking for a big fat money ‘’donation’’.
It has been reported that 22,000 people attend each week. 900k is about 40 per person, hardly an undue burden or extraordinary request.
So what was the thrilling news...?
Wednesday Evening Update:
Dear Saddleback Family,
It has been both inspiring and humbling to hear the reports of your instant and overwhelming response to this week’s News & Views. Thanks so much for all your encouraging notes and emails! Here’s just one:
Sent: Wed. Dec.30, 2009 5:07 PM
To: Rick Warren
I was just standing above the Ministry Center entrance with tears in my eyes watching people walk up and drop giving envelopes in the door box. I received your email at home at 2:50 pm and it’s just amazing watching people come up and drop off giving envelopes so soon after. We have such amazing members in our church! I am so blessed to be a member of Saddleback, and even more privileged and blessed to serve on the staff of such a church as this.
I’ll give you a full report this weekend but want to mention two things now:
BACKGROUND: The cause of our financial shortfall was NOT a management issue but simply by the way Christmas occurred in this year’s calendar. After 10 packed Christmas services, and with Christmas Day on Friday, many people were out of town or too tired to come back for weekend services, so the unusually low attendance created an unusually low offering. That is understandable.
MEDIA: Because our church attracts a lot of attention, the media will undoubtedly report my letter- but only partially, not telling the whole story. It is likely that none of the positive end-of-the-year reports of your service to the community and none of your amazing accomplishments as a church family in 2009 will be reported. They may get some facts wrong or even misjudge our motivations. I know this is frustrating, but don’t let it bother you.
See you this weekend!
I bet Rick will never put one of those letters out again no matter how much debt the church is in.
Other FR posts on Rick Warren today:
Megachurch Pastor Asks For Urgent Donations [Demand by MegaMillionaire Rick Warren!]
OBAMA PAL REV RICK WARREN BOTTOMS OUT
Rick Warren Asks for Urgent Donations
Pastor Rick Warren urgently asks faithful for $900,000 (Ask Your Boy Obama For It)
Sounds like a job for Dave Ramsey...
Seems like our parish priest should have the same problem, but I haven’t heard a peep from him.
I think it is good for a church to be challenged and asked to give more. We all get complacent in our giving.
The wife and I attend Saddleback & are members of the church. Its a round trip of 250 miles every Saturday to attend the service.
Rick gives 90% of his income to the church, he has not taken a salary for the last 8 years.
Do you give 90% of your income to your church?
With unemployment running at about 20% in orange county the tithing has dropped off. I see that at the service I attend.
Rick drives a 1999 ford truck and has lived in the same house for the last twenty years.
When we lived in Newport Bech it was a twenty minutes or so drive.
We have attended churches locally but I didnt get the same insperational teaching as we get at Saddleback.
The work that Saddleback does locally and thur out the world is whywe choose to drive 250 miles to worship.
I invite anyone within driving distance to come worship with us at Saddleback, or watch a service online.
Saddleback members give so much to the local commuinity.
If someone needs a car donated cars are given at NO cost to them. Need food just ask the food panty.
Toy’s for kids for Christmas how about several 18 wheelers full.
Mrs McClure has a bit to say:
I’m glad that Rick was honest enough to tell us of the financial situation and give us a chance and challenge to give to the Lord. I challenge all of you to go on to the Saddleback website in Lake Forest California and look at all of the ministry’s that this church has. It truly reaches the entire world and it takes an enormous amount of money to run all of these programs.
After all if you don’t give away anything God wants you to give, you don’t own it. . . it owns you.
Pastor Rick did not kiss Obamas butt. He held a fair forum and he asked questions and let them answer each one.
I don't have a problem with him, but we have a cadre of virulently anti-Warren folks here who pounce on every thread in which he is mentioned. I was kind of (good naturedly, of course) mocking them.
Is the Lord gonna, “Take him home” al la Oral Roberts if he doesn’t come up with the dough?
An adept defense.