Church family, we have such an amazing opportunity to eliminate our debt by the end of the year!
As you heard me mention this past Sunday, we are very close to being debt-free as a faith family. Through God’s gracious provision and your faithful giving as a church member, we will be able to do what I believe would honor God, and that is, pay off our debt. You may not realize it, but if we pay off our loan on the building it will free our church budget up by over $500,000 a year for the next 6 years or so. As you can imagine, this will be a huge blessing.
By freeing up our budget, we will be able to do more in the way of missions and ministry. You have heard me regularly talk of the importance of being focused on the nations. This financial freedom will allow us to give more money to international missions and other mission causes. It will also allow us to begin to invest more in ministries that are experiencing growth, and other ministries that need to take place so that we can reach more in our community with the Gospel.
You also heard me mention that the “Now Center” is in desperate need of renovation. This space is something we use weekly and is often times a first connection point for many who visit our church. I want us to be proud of this area and make it a space that is warm and inviting. But my conviction is that we cannot spend money on this area until we are out of debt.
So here is what I am praying and asking. I am asking you as a church member to prayerfully consider what you might be able to give above your tithes between now and the end of November to help us get out of dept. On September 30th we will have a First Fruits Offering that will serve as an initial gift to take care of our loan. You will also be able to give weekly, if you chose to do so. But our goal is simple, we need $500,000 to pay off our loan, and any overflow from the gifts will go toward the “Now Center” renovation. We will only do what we can pay for with cash in hand, as I believe this is what God would have us do. My wife and I are praying about what we would be able to give above our tithes, so I am asking you to do this, as well. This is all our responsibility as good stewards of the resources God has given us. I believe the impact of paying off our loan will be monumental as a church moving forward. I love you all very much and asked that you pray to this end. It is my joy to be your pastor, and I look forward to seeing what God is going to continue to do through His Church.
For His Glory,
Aaron D. Burgner
We now have available for you a way to give online by clicking the button just below. You will be directed to a page that will allow you to schedule a payment. One thing to note (*) in the "Your Tithe and Offerings" section at the bottom, enter the amount you would like to give in the "Please designate the dollar amount you would like to give towards Debt." field. It's that simple!