At various times, and in different parts of the world, we have met Seventh-day Adventist workers who seemed glad because their successors were having no better success than they themselves had experienced when laboring in the same field. And we have met other workers who were sick with envy because others were meeting with better success than they themselves had had.
If we are in earnest about finding the cause of depression within the church, we must look elsewhere than in reports of lowered tithe, lessened foreign mission offerings, or receding home missions finance, for there is a shortage that does not appear in the surveys of our activities.
To maintain a sufficient inflow of funds to pay the various expenses of the church is a problem that keeps many a pastor busy. We have a system that we are using quite successfully, which I will attempt to describe briefly.