The total debt of Americans rose to $17.29 trillion in 2023. Our credit card balances rose by $223 billion in the last two years totaling more than $1 trillion. About half of Americans spend more than they earn at some point each year. Simply put──we are drowning in debt.
"Nothing gets you into debt faster than trying to keep up with people who are already there."──William Shakespeare
We will celebrate our church’s 75th Anniversary in 2028. We have set a goal to completely eliminate the debt at both God’s house and our houses. We know that this vast undertaking will require dedication and discipline as Romans 13:8 implores us to owe no one anything other than the debt of love.
As the adage says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Thus, we are inviting your family to join us on the path to endless possibilities: every family debt-free, home ownership for every family, wealth for generations to come, and more.
Dollars and Sense is a seven-week fast for financial freedom. It entails practicing wise stewardship and rethinking how we use our money. It is our conviction that money is NOT for spending. It is to meet needs and to make wise investments.
Our prayer for you is that of 3 John 2: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” Let’s enjoy our God and the journey.
Love, Joy, Faith, Peace, and Hope,
Pastor R. Timothy Jones