Throughout its history, LBC has had a tremendous impact on this community and throughout the world. However, dollars going to debt are hindering our ability to do all we can to advance our calling expeditiously. We have two choices: Pay the bank with interest, or remove our debt and UNLEASH ministry with greater effectiveness. A ripened kingdom harvest awaits us like never before! I believe God is calling us now to UNLEASH and leverage all of our resources so we don’t miss this opportunity to proclaim the gospel to a generation of people within our reach.
We currently owe $513,000 on the MPB. With this debt the question becomes “How can LBC be fully UNLEASHED and advance God’s Kingdom like never before?” Over the last year, we have added staff, renovated, realigned resources and released new ministries. We have set our hearts to fulfill our true calling with greater passion, urgency and effectiveness than ever before! Now is our time to UNLEASH the church. For every dollar we raise to pay off our debts today, a dollar is unleashed in an exponential way into ministry and mission of our church. If we do nothing but pay the monthly mortgage, we will be debt free in 5 years. Let’s cut that in half!
Starting in June, we will have a board of 144 envelopes in the main church hallway. Each envelop will be numbered from 1–144 (with $ in front). So $1, $2, etc. We are asking each church member to choose an envelope each month for the next two years and make a donation above and beyond their tithes with the amount that corresponds to the envelope. For example, if you choose envelop #100, you would place $100 in that envelope. Families or individuals can choose multiple envelopes if they would like and everyone can get involved…young and old. There is no obligation to donate the same amount every month. The goal is that all 144 envelopes will be filled each month. If every envelope got filled, it would equal $10,440 for that month…that’s a complete extra payment to our debt. If we do that every month for two years, the debt will be gone and our church will be UNLEASHED to do even more ministry.
Our goal here is to live out our faith in such a way that our community takes note that we belong to Jesus. WE want to see the power of God unleashed in our church, our community and our world.
– Cut payoff time in half!
– Save $________ over the life of the loan.
– Model responsible stewardship.
– Ability to address aging resources and campus facilities and vision for a new worship center in the future.
– Celebrate any reduction of our debt as a success.
– “…let us strip off every weight that slows us down…and run with endurance the race…” Heb 12:1
EVERYONE CAN PARTICIPATE
Pray, Pray, Pray for the mission and ministry of LBC!
Educate yourself about ministry needs and how our debt constrains us.
Talk with your family about debt—your own and the church’s.
Share your enthusiasm with other church members.