GREAT IDEA: Church Commits to 21 Day Financial Fast

Here’s a great idea you can use in your church.  Pastor Bryan Carter from Concord Church in Dallas has challenged his congregation to a 21-Day Financial Fast.  Here’s what it includes:

  • Spend money only on necessities
  • No credit cards (cash only)
  • No entertainment (except what you do at home for free!)
  • No shopping

Here is a great video interview featuring Pastor Bryan and a member of his congregation on their experience thus far…

Here is what Bryan is teaching throughout the month.  He calls it “Money 101”:

  • Pay your bills on time
  • Live within your means
  • Save for the future
  • Give support to God’s work
  • Work with your best effort

Very simple and concise… but this 21 day fast is a GREAT idea for families to really see a difference in their lives, and at the same time, instilling some great Biblical models for how we all could do better at handling our money.

To coincide with the campaign, the church is offering a set of free on-line devotionals available here.

How could YOU implement such a plan at your church?  What do you see as the major benefits of a campaign like this?


One Comments

  • Richard B. January 29, 2015 Reply

    Great post Todd.

    This is much better than ‘x month’ challenges that I have seen. It’s more macro that micro focused.

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