Beginning January 8, 2012, Pastor Matthew’s sermon series entitled Living Above & Beyond prepared us for an important three-year campaign to eliminate Bethel’s current debt of 2.3 million dollars. The campaign officially launched on Pledge Sunday, February 19, 2012.
Just to give you a little history why we decided to eliminate our debt, perhaps you remember our Momentum campaign in 2010. Since 2007, over 500 families completed Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, reduced or eliminated personal debt, and established an emergency fund. Now it’s Bethel’s turn – we want to eliminate our debt and establish cash reserves with any additional funds we receive once the debt is completely paid off! Cash reserves will provide for emergency needs and allow us to effectively respond to ministry opportunities that we cannot foresee today.
You should find the all information you need to prayerfully make a decision whether to join us eliminating our debt! Here are next steps you can take:
1.Listen to an important message from Pastor Matthew explaining Living Above & Beyond.
2.Check out our FAQ’s.
3.Once you’ve decided to join with the Bethel family to eliminate debt and build cash reserves for the future, we know prayer becomes an important part of your decision of how much to pledge. Here’s a helpful guide.
4.Once God leads you to participate in the campaign, we encourage you to fill out an online Pledge Card. Your pledge will be received by our finance department and considered confidential.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call the church office and ask for Pastor Matthew.