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O Me of Little Faith

A friend of mine posed me a theoretical question about his church, and I think it’s a great one to put some creativity to. This modest-sized church has been making a regular debt payment around $20,000 every month for a few years. It intends to pay off this building debt soon.

Which means the church will soon be in the position of having an extra $20K in its budget…unattached to anything. Certainly it could spend the money on itself. New lighting, new audio/visual, new whatever. But this church doesn’t want to head this direction — which is highly commendable, in my opinion. It wants to use the money to do good in its community, to help people, and to make the world a better place.

So, even though the question is theoretical at this point, there’s a chance it really could happen. What this minister is asking for is ideas.

If your church had that much money to spend on others every month, how would you spend it?

I have my own ideas, but I thought I’d open it up to you guys. What would you do?

Comment away…

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(Note: When I say above that it’s “a friend of mine,” that’s not a sneaky way of referring to myself. It’s not me. Please don’t come asking me for $20,000 next month.)

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