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Our 3-Year Goal: Retire $2,000,000.00
A few Sunday’s ago, Jo and I were driving home from church talking about the morning. It’s one of our favorite conversations. Then, Jo asked this question: “Ted, what is the ‘one thing’ - the biggest limitation facing Fellowship?” We began the conversation by first, listing all the positives:
- We have a Gospel-centered mission
- Fellowship is a family and feels like home
- We have a unified elder and staff team
- We’re multi-generational and are becoming multi-ethnic
- There’s an awesome spirit and “good noise” every Sunday
- Lives are being changed weekly; evidence that God’s Spirit is at work
- We’re experiencing times of worship like never before
So, “What is the one thing?”
The ‘one thing’ is our $2 million debt. Yes, God has been faithful to provide the resources to service our monthly mortgage obligation and meet our immediate needs. We are grateful for His goodness! Yet, looking to the future we need additional ministry staff, our present facility is aging, and as the church grows additional ministry resources will be needed.
The timing of our current sermon series, JOSHUA: BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS, is more than coincidental. The parallels are strikingly similar. The reality is we are facing our own “Jordan River” . . . our debt. The debt is impacting decisions and slowing the pace of how we fulfill our mission and vision. Fellowship, we need to break free from this financial shackle and the burden of debt. But, how?
Under the leadership and counsel of our Elder team, the “FREEDOM FUND | Debt Reduction” account has been established for the purpose of retiring our $2 million mortgage. Eliminating this financial constraint will free vital resources to advance our sole mission to “equip and release spiritual leaders.” The goal is financial freedom! Retire the note in three years! This is an aggressive goal. It is bigger than any one of us. But, our God is able!
Jo and I are committed to giving generously over and above our tithe. Will you join us? I’m asking you to prayerfully consider a financial gift of generosity. Together, let’s unite in prayer: “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
Giving Him the glory!