Debt can drag down a church’s finances and keep it from being able to minister as it would like to. So when a church retires its debt, it’s typically a cause for celebration.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Debt retirement celebrations should be more of a celebration of God’s provision than debt retirement.
- When debt is eliminated in a church, funds available for ministry increase dramatically.
- Having more money for ministry in a church means having more money to reach people for Christ.
- Too many times in churches that need revitalization we talk about problems instead of promises.
The six failures we discuss are:
- It is a reminder of God’s provisions.
- It is an announcement of new funding for ministry.
- It is a celebration. Churches need to celebrate more often.
- It is a thank you to the members.
- It is great information for newer members who may not know.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
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