As some of you will be aware through either the recent APCM or the Sunday a month ago where I spoke about ECB's finances, we are spending more on our regular outgoings than the giving that is happening.
Hudson Taylor said: "God's work done in God's way will never lack for God's resources." God has enabled ECB to be built and the loan to be paid off in full by August 2018. We are so grateful for the huge generosity of so many at ECB over the years that have enabled this to become a reality.
But there is a new challenge before us now. Because most of the church's costs are fixed (heat, electricity, salaries etc), there is little that we can do to reduce costs. This means that it is critical that we increase our income so that the church's financial situation does not become any more fragile than it already is.