Mortgage Payoff Campaign
Mortgage Payoff Campaign
Looking back, we see God's faithful generosity has marked our church from the very beginning. And that lines up with what Scripture has to say about our Generous God. Recently, we were invited into a conversation with a family at Fellowship who, following God in Spirit dependence, have offered a large gift. This single act of generosity has catapulted us into unexpected conversations and dreams of what it would be like to retire our $1.6 million mortgage six years early and begin allocating our budget dollars in an entirely new way. But we need your help!
How can I help?
Designate your gift to the mortgage payoff!
- Give through your InFellowship account: Designate "Mortgage".
- Give by texting MORTGAGE to 615-645-2565.
- Have another gift in mind? Contact William at .
Sometimes, we’re given an opportunity to steward that takes us by surprise. Recently, we were invited into a conversation with a family at Fellowship who, following God in sprit-dependance, has offered a large gift. This single act of generosity has catapulted us into unexpected conversations and dreams of what it would be like to retire our $1.6 million mortgage 6 years early and to begin allocating our budget dollars in an entirely new way. Paying off our mortgage now will free up $300,000 every year for us to invest in the future of our church. Eliminating the mortgage will clear the runway for the future vision God wants to accomplish in and through us.
We are not philosophically opposed to debt. Whether or not we take on debt in the future will be a case-by-case decision made by depending on God to lead us with wisdom.
We’ve prayed about this and believe God wants us to give it away to our local ministry partners. God has been incredibly generous to us and we want to keep “paying it forward.” In God’s timing, one of our long-time partner churches, El Shaddai Christian Church, is just beginning a campaign to raise the money needed to move back into their original church building which was destroyed by the 2010 food. We want to join them during this exciting moment in their history and help them make this dream a reality! Depending on how much money we raise, we may be able to further support some of our other partners as well.
We have a team working right now on a master plan for both campuses. The priority for Franklin is finding the right piece of property (or existing facility) to build a permanent home. Priorities for Brentwood are building a connection space and more adult education space. Once our master plan is complete we will be able to begin the process of planning our funding for these projects.
We are excited about the future of our church and will be sharing more this fall through a vision series. We also have a team working on a master plan for our two campuses and will be communicating about that as details come together. We believe there are great things ahead!
Without a mortgage payment, we'll have more budget to take our mission outside our walls. If the Sermon on the Mount series taught us anything, it's that the purpose of the local church is to help people follow Jesus...not just outwardly, but with their whole hearts. Without a mortgage payment, more funds will be freed up to advance our mission toward this end - right here in middle Tennessee and around the world.
We have spent close to $3M on Franklin facility in its 10 year life (lease and buildouts), so although the loan originated in Brentwood, Franklin has reallly benefited from that same loan for the last decade.
We will celebrate whatever God does through the generosity of the body. If we don't hit the full amount needed to pay off the mortgage, we still plan to allocate whatever is given to the loan. This will accelerate our pay-off time frame and is still an important investment in the mission of our church.
Ways to give
Through text message
You can give via text message by texting GIVE and an amount to 615-645-2565 (For example, to give $100 you would text, GIVE 100). If you have never done this, it will take about 1 minute to set up your account the first time, but after that all you have to do is send the text.
Through the offering (cash or check)
If you're joining us in person on Sundays, feel free to drop cash or a check into the basket during the offering. You can also mail a check to our Main Office.
Through your InFellowship account
Just login to your account and choose how you want to give. You can set up scheduled giving or give a one-time amount.
- Ask your broker to electronically deliver your securities to:
Brokerage: TD Ameritrade
Account Name: Fellowship Bible Church of Williamson Co. (Tax ID# 62-1660360)
Account #: 875-030250
Phone: (888) 871-9007
- Notify Fellowship Bible Church. After initiating the transfer, please provide us with information about the gift for audit and acknowledgment purposes.