I Attend a Church where the Bishop is Still Stuck in the Old Traditional Ways of Preaching the Gospel,and he Don't want to Change to Reach the Mind Level of Today's Younger Members.
He also has Money Issues,(Tithes/Offering)- Wanting a 30-50+% Increase,to which he Asked All of the Church Members to Donate their Talents and Skills to Help Out,I Don't See a Problem with That,but Here is Where the Problem Comes in to Focus:
I once Offered,and Arranged to have a Gospel Singer Friend of Mine,and his Group to Perform there to Help Raise Funds,at NO CHARGE,Except for Gas Money for Two of them to get back home,and the Bishop said he DID NOT have Any Money to Give them,but Once the Tickets were Sold he Could have Gave them Gas Money from that,and Not Out of His Pocket,this is the First time I was Denied.
The Second Time I was Denied,was when he Asked me Again for Help to Raise Money for the Church,I then Offered My Recording Services and Time- (Free) - To Work with the Choir in Order to Make a Church Cd to Sell,as well as,get the Music Produced Played On the Radio,to which I was Again Denied a Second Time.
Recently the Same Question Came Up Again after Church Services,but I Spoke Out this Time,I let the Bishop Know Straight Out that he was Blocking Me from Blessing the Church,by Continuing to Deny my Honest Efforts to Help his Ministry Grow,so Therefore when Other Ministries are in Need of my Services,I Make it Known that I Will Bless them with my Help,where I Won't be Denied.
After this was Said and Done,he Told me that I Could Not Help Other Churches and Ministries Do what he Keeps Procrastinating Not to Do.