Welcome to the Mount Jezreel Baptist Church Debt Free Movement!
Proverbs 22:7 (NIV) tells us “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”
Debt is really a big problem for many people, especially Christians. Quite often debt gets in the way of our service to God and the Kingdom. We hear people all the time speak of not being able to tithe or give to the church or even go on a mission’s trip because of debt. I believe it is every disciple’s responsibility to get out of debt and rid them of the burden debt creates so that they can better serve God. I believe that you can get out of debt while still giving your tithes to your church. “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.” Proverbs:3:9
In December of 2011, I challenged the MJBC Family to become a debt free Church and congregation. To lead this endeavor I appointed a task force/committee and charged them to develop and implement an action plan for Mt. Jezreel utilizing resources from the author of Debt Free, Dr. Deforest Soaries and others. I have challenged the MJBC Family to become a debt free Church.
While the Debt Free initiative may have been my vision for our church, I need the support of our entire congregation in order to be successful. I will be counting on every disciple to take advantage of the training being offered, the materials being shared, and all activities pertaining to the Debt Free movement.
There is still much work to be done, but we praise God for how He has already moved on some of our disciples who are being released from debt. We are forever grateful for the wisdom and direction of the Lord and for His ability to make us and keep us strong together.
To God be the glory!
The Rev. Eldridge Spearman, Senior Pastor
Other Debt Free Websites and Resources
- Money Management Tools www.mint.com, www.myDebt Free.org
- Free Web-Based Financial Management Tool Kit www.moneystrands.com
- Financial Tools and Information www.daveramsey.com
- Consumer Literacy Among Young Adults www.consumerjungle.org, www.moneyasyougrow.org
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