What if we sold our building and use the $1 million to invest in people who have needs?Â That’s the question the people of Rolling Hills Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA asked.Â Their answer?Â Heck yeah.Â Sell the building!
Here’s part of an article from 11alive.com in Atlanta:
A church in Fayetteville is closing its doors but not its hearts. Rolling Hills Baptist Church is challenging traditional ideas and selling the church and using the money
to help people.
It took about a year for the church to find a buyer. On Monday, they closed on a sale to a Peachtree City church. It is now time for Senior Pastor Frank Mercer and more than 100 parishioners to fly free of the four walls that have surrounded their congregation for more than 20-years. “We feel free, free to do what god commands us to do,” Pastor Mercer said about the sale.
The church has a new mission. Instead of investing
in the property that consumed most of their budget, they will use the more than $1-million dollars from the sale to invest in people who have needs. “It’s just a way of looking at this property differently,” Pastor Mercer said. “We saw it as an asset we could liquidate and turn around and use that resource to meet the needs of people.”
You can read more here.
What if more churches did this type of thing?Â Do you think this was a wise move?Â Could your church operate WITHOUT a building?