We Christians often assume that because we are doing
God’s work, it must be the best possible. But we are people. We
can always do better.
We can’t just assume that by doing the same thing we’ve
always done or doing whatever comes to mind first, that it is the best, most
effective thing to do.
God has given us science as a way to find Truth in
physics, medicine, and other fields. We need to use the same scientific
methods to help our ministries become better.
We can become better at doing good when we use the methods of social science that are already used in secular agencies and
businesses to make their efforts more effective and more efficient.
We are not being good stewards of the financial resources given to us by God if we blindly guess at what to do, who to serve, and how to serve them.