Funding the Vision Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Seedbed

Money makes us nervous. Mention it in church and folks become quickly suspicious. Images of T.V. evangelists dance in their heads — white teeth and mascara-stained tears coercing us to send every extra penny to a P.O. box. As church planters, we need to find our own peace with the place of money in the Kingdom of God.

Planting a church can be incredibly expensive. Even if you have denominational backing, one can easily run out of money before a self-sustaining congregation can be established. So during these early seasons of growth, how does a church survive financially?

Ekkesia determined after its first year that it could pay the local matching portion to bring AmeriCorps tutors to Hawkins Elementary. Neighbors at Hawkins' longstanding work bringing daily activity into the school from local volunteers combined with the work of AmeriCorps members has shown great and quantifiable results.

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