What do you do with your tithe and offering if you happen to miss a Sabbath service? Bring it the following week? There aren’t any official studies to prove it, but many authors believe that you're likely to "forget" to make that contribution. There are ways that you can avoid this happening to you, especially as we're in the middle of summer and people are enjoying vacations....
Metropolitan Seventh-day Adventist Church Blog
As many of you may know, I am a senior at Oakwood University. During my tenure here, I have had various living situations: I started in the dormitory, moved to living with family and now I have my own place with two roommates....
The people who attended the first class of our Financial Peace University course discovered that the answer to that question isn’t a Capital One credit card. For them, if they follow the steps outlined in the course, their wallets are going to have a lot of cash!
More than 40 people showed up on Tuesday night, May 8 – filling the choir room to capacity. The class is so large that next week they will have to move to the sanctuary. Quite a few of the attendees are not members of Metro and found out about the class from our website and Facebook promotion. Sivan Bruce was the youngest attendee and Sis. Ravi (yes, Sis. Ravi!) was the eldest.
If you've spent any amount of time at Metro, you've been blessed by the praise and worship ministry of our Minister of Music - Theo Milford. A couple of years ago, Theo decided that before he got married, he needed to get his finances under control. How else would he be able to buy Melody all the clothes she wanted? Just kidding. :-) Seriously, he did realize though, that taking responsiblity for his finances was an integral part of his life and would help contribute to his financial, emotional and spiritual growth, and so he decided to attend Financial Peace University. I spent a few mintues with him talking about his experiences when he took the course here at Metro.
[Register now for our Financial Peace University classes. You may attend the first class for free - come out an join us on May 8 at 7:00 p.m.]
- National student loan debt: $869,309,799,803.00
- National credit card debt: $795,385,655,880.00
- National mortgage debt: $13,424,542,699,384.00
- Total personal debt: $15,959,931,085,004.00
- Average personal debt per citizen: $50,931.00
- Average savings per family: $6,065.00
Aren't those numbers mind-boggling? They're also stale (they keep changing every second and in your free time, it's fun to look at the actual numbers at www.usdebtclock.org). But the two numbers we want to bring to your attention are the average personal debt per citizen and the average savings. If our creditors were all to come calling today, we'd be in a lot of trouble.