I’m a healthcare professional and charge a monthly fee for some specific health training benefits to help clients further improve their strength and fitness. But I’m wondering if I’m doing something wrong/ungodly with this type of extra service. My concern is that I don't want to add to problems of consumer spending, insufficient tithing and giving and helping the poor, and of interfering with savings. Perhaps I need to brainstorm a different price structure?
You ask an excellent question and it’s encouraging to hear your heart and concern regarding your current business model. Of course, we cannot tell you what to do and have no specific answers, but I would love to provide you with some guidelines as you consider the future of your practice.
Some other things to remember:
I hope these words give you something to think and pray about. May God guide you as you discern his will for your life. I truly am honored, encouraged, and challenged by your financial introspection.
Julia (Stager) Mayo holds a Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary. She was previously part of the Eternal Perspective Ministries staff, and still does occasional research work for Randy Alcorn.