United Christian Faith Ministries Mortgage Burning Campaign
WHY HAVE WE DECIDED TO ADDRESS OUR DEBT NOW?
The desire to reduce or pay our debt in full resulted from conversations with our leadership and invested members/attendees. Through various forums, we began to envision what we, the church, might look like if we were to function as the full expression of Christ in our world. We then realized that by paying off the existing debt/mortgage on the church, more funds could be unleashed for greater impact—for the glory of God. Our decision: pay the bank OR unleash ministry.
Frequently Asked Questions
How did we arrive at the goal of raising $1.1 million?
The original mortgage was close to $2 million, however, through our faithful contributions and favor thru refinancing we were able to bring that down to 1.1 million
How may I prepare to participate?
Allow God to speak to you through prayer. Here are some scripture passages that speak to you about stewardship and giving. 1 Corinthians 16:2; Proverbs 11:25, Proverbs 3:5-1, 2 Corinthians 8:7, Acts 20:35, Luke 6;38, Psalms 116:12
Will I be pressured to make a pledge?
Absolutely Not! Participation in this campaign and how much you give is entirely up to you! We ask you to pray and seek the Holy Spirit’s leading.
When will we hope to accomplish this goal?
January 31, 2020
When will my pledge be accepted?
Pledges and contributions can be given up to January 31, 2020
When are we expected to notify the church of the amount pledged?
Some contributors select to give immediately, others over the next several months leading up to 2020. You may update your commitment at any time.
What forms of contribution will be accepted?
There are a variety of ways to give: Check, cash, credit card, or via Givelify. As the pledge form indicated, you can set up automatic deductions from your bank.
Are we doing this because the church is in financial difficulty?
Not at all. This campaign is being done for good stewardship of our church and to unleash our resources for the glory of God in future use.
How does a pledge impact my regular offering?
Hopefully, not at all. Yor regular offerings are an act of worship and reflect your prayerful effort to give back on a regular basis from what God has given you in support of his church. Your pledge to ” paid in full” Mortgage Burning Campaign should be over and above that regular offering if you are led to do so. Robbing from Peter (your tithes) to pay Paul(our debt elimination efforts) would be counterproductive and in violation of scripture’s call for us to tithe on all of our increase. If you are not currently tithing, please begin doing so. After you have begun tithing we encourage you to ask God what gift over your regular percentage gift he would like for you to make.
What if I can't give anything?
If you have asked God what he wants you to give and he asked that you do not need to give, then you should have a clear conscience about not giving. If, however, you have not asked and listened to God, then you can not say with certainty you have nothing to give. Remember, our God took a 1 day supply of oil and flour and fed a widow and her soon for longer than expected. Our God took 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fish and feed 5000.