ADVANCE Debt Reduction Campaign

Our Vision

We have been ministering to our community for over 50 years, and consider it a high honor and privilege that God has chosen us to make a positive impact on our community.  We have seen many lives changed and healed through the power of forgiveness, friendship, acceptance, and love that comes from God, and shines through His people.


In 2015, Pastor Dale and a leadership team attended Church of the Highlands GROW Conference in Birmingham Alabama. That experience gave them new insight to the changes that our church needed to ADVANCE God’s Kingdom like never before.  We became a part of the GROW Network and began to cultivate a new vision that would allow us to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus that they might become fully devoted followers of Christ.   Our strategy to achieve this vision requires that we thoroughly examine every ongoing program, all new ideas, and any current and proposed budgets.


We have been operating under a drastically lean budget for the past three years to be able to continue to manage the payments for the “heavy weight” of a mortgage.  A $400,000 debt was incurred 18 years ago for the Family Life Center addition to our facility (inclusive of: gymnasium, kitchen, meeting rooms, etc).  There is a $280,000 debt still remaining.  This on-going long term debt is clearly a hindrance to our effectiveness in our current ministry areas and the potential for additional community outreach that our new vision would achieve.


Now is our time to model Godly stewardship by following the instructions of Hebrews 12:1 “….let us strip off every weight that slows us down…and run with endurance the race”.  Our goal is to remove our debt in order to ADVANCE our vision.

This will allow us to:

  • Model Godly stewardship
  • Save tens of thousands of dollars in interest
  • Increase our ministry to the community
  • Add staff and ministry leaders to advance the Kingdom
  • Celebrate the reduction of our debt


How can I participate?

Pray, asking God to speak to you about stewarship, giving, and tithing.​  Some helpful scriptures :

Proverbs 11:25       2 Corinthians 8:7      Malachi 3:10    2 Corinthians 9:6-8


A "miracle" goal is for 1000 participants at $280 each.  However, any amount larger or smaller is appreciated.  We hope for gifts to be received within 3 months.



If I cannot give a large amount, will my gift matter?

Every gift matters.  God blesses and multiplies our giving: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8.



Ways To Give

ON-LINE GIVING: We use PayPal (no account needed) for secure online giving, including tithes and offering. This option exists for anyone and everyone to give financial gifts of any amount at any time. 

Just go to the upper right-hand corner of this web page and click the dollar sign, "$" , icon. Select the category you want to give to then select, Make a Donation. Follow the directions to complete the donation.

CHECK or CASH: Checks should be made out to First Church of the Nazarene and mailed to First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 2537, Burlington, NC 27216.  If giving during one of our weekend services, simply fill out the envelope located in a pew rack and place it in one of the offering containers. 


Thank you for helping us touch lives in this church, community, and world!

   November 2018   
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