We're hosting a one-day seminar on personal finances called You Need A Budget. It's free and you can sign up here because I'm convinced it will change your life and change our city. Let me explain.
In 2014, we're praying for God's kingdom to come to Athens. We're leaning into God for a manifestation of the real Jesus in our city. We're asking for a movement of God that makes the real Jesus impossible to ignore - a movement that takes place in our church as we follow Jesus together as a family, people who have been humbled because we realize our helplessness apart from the power of God; a movement that begins to change our city because we are not content for racism to continue and we are unwilling to stand by as the unborn and the orphan are turned away.
I believe God is birthing big dreams that will take more than a lifetime to live and begins with a God who is bigger than our dreams. Take your bank account, for instance. I find that most of us would love to be in a financial position to be more helpful than we currently are. Perhaps the reason we're not more generous is that we need to be bringing in more income; I don't think it's a bad idea to do great work that makes a lot of money. But I don't think the issue for most of us is that we don't make enough money - I'm increasingly convinced from my own life and my conversations with you that we're scared and we're stressed.
We're terrified that the money will run out. We're stressed because we always feel like the money will run out. There's no denying that we feel that way and a community shaped by the gospel shouldn't feel the need to put on airs and act like we're not scared and stressed. The question becomes, what will we do about it?
On Saturday, January 25 we want to help you stop living paycheck to paycheck, get out of debt, save money faster and live generously. We're hosting a one-day seminar called You Need A Budget and if you don't have a budget or if your current budget isn't helping you meet your financial goals, you need to be there. It's free, the concepts are simple and I believe it will change you and it will change our city. Click here to register. And if you have any questions, email our Finance Director, Micah Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich - 2 Corinthians 8:9