Thousands of Kansas Citians are carrying their checkbooks as well as their Bibles to church this fall. It’s not to write out big tithe checks (although they likely would be welcome) but to learn how to be wise stewards of their finances.
More than a hundred area churches are participating in Margin KC. The program grew out of Dave Ramsey’s popular Financial Peace University. “Get ready,” Ramsey said in an introductory video. “You’re about to be part of a life-changing, one-of-a-kind movement.”
Chris Pinion, lead pastor of LifeQuest Church in Belton, agrees.
“When Randy Frazee told me about the vision behind Margin KC, I was hooked to move our congregation to have margin in their live –, financially, relationally and timewise,” he said. “This in turn will create more opportunities than ever before for people to read God’s word and advance the kingdom of God.”
Frazee, pastor of Westside Family Church in Lenexa, has supported Ramsey’s financial training for a number of years.
“I said, `What if we made this available to other churches?’,” he told Fox 4 News in Kansas City. “So we set out on a vision that maybe we could recruit 100 churches to join together to slay the margin monster in Kansas City. God gave us 110 churches.”
Margin KC began in early September and will continue through mid-November. Ramsey was in Kansas City to kick off the program. The course costs $95, with many churches offering scholarships to those unable to afford it. Non-church members are welcome to participate as well. More information is available at www.marginkc.org.
Pinion encourages Christians throughout the area to take time to participate, now or in the future.
“The reason many of us don’t do these things is simple – we are too busy,” he said. “It’s the best trick the enemy has to keep us from being who Gods wants us to be.”
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice