All this makes a church more meaningful to a community. It also brings a sense of unity and cooperation as members work together to meet the needs of children and families. I’m not sure who said it, or where I first heard it, but I’ve remembered it ever since: A healthy self-interest is better than a flabby altruism.
I believe that a church looking out for its own self-interest by investing heavily into ministry for children is better than a church having a weak and ineffective concern for their wellbeing based on some sense that it’s the right thing to do.
Take Away: A healthy self-interest is better than a flabby altruism.