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Laying Your Church's Debt Burden Down

The benefits—and drawbacks—of debt-reduction campaigns.

Laying Your Church's Debt Burden Down

On a Sunday morning, two days before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Edmond Church of Christ—my home congregation in a growing, affluent suburb north of Oklahoma City—made a long-awaited pilgrimage.

A thousand fellow Christians and I marched from our old building, hidden behind trees in a quiet residential neighborhood, to a new, $6.5 million worship center at a high-profile intersection.

Immediately, our red-brick building with a simple, distinctive steeple became a new community landmark, standing right across the street from a busy city park known for its youth baseball fields, walking trails, and picturesque duck pond.

"As we move into our new location, we believe God's light will shine even more and that he will do amazing, incredible things through us," our senior minister, the late Don Vinzant, said that Sunday.

Just two nights later, that belief proved true—for ...

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  • June 17, 2014

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