You want to get in on the ground floor, do you? That is to say you want to build a church from the ground up. No problem. It’s doable. But only if you first believe that the impossible and perhaps the improbable is indeed possible. There are no guidelines to tell you step by step on how you go about this mission for the Almighty. If you have a relatively small congregation with no millionaires and frankly no big-income earners, you could find yourself— no, you will find yourself with challenges that are certain to give you pause. Doubt could double down on your expectations. In that case, are you sure you want to be in on the ground floor? Of course, you might, but how about the people? Can you keep them motivated over whatever time it takes? Can you encourage them to give, give, give? Can you explain why things aren’t going faster than they are?Many people are excited by the fact that their congregation which has no church building is going to build one. After all, very few structures that can be afforded are on the market. You know that because you tried. If you tried and failed to buy something already in existence, then what option do you have? If you’re excited about having a church, the only option is to build. It might be impossible, but we don’t believe that. It might be improbable, but we don’t believe that. After all, we believe that all things are possible to those who believe.Belief can take a beating when things just don’t go like you wanted them to go. When you made your pitch to the bank and you presented them with number you thought they would fall in love with and they didn’t, what then? Surely, they could see that your plan was sound, and that they could depend on your character to pay them back. When you leave the bankers with your head hung down, is there a plan B? Nobody told you about being in existence for ten years before the bank would talk seriously with you. But muttering and complaining just won’t do. What are you going to tell the eager congregation who await your good news about building the church? You tell them the truth and keep it moving. God would make a way somehow.
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