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Financial Partnering

"So if you consider me a partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me. I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand. I will pay it back..." Philemon 17-19

A Sacrificial Partner is someone who gives of themselves to another to help lift burdens, financial and other. In a typical situation, the Sacrificial Partner will help the Rising Partner eliminate their current consumer debt over the course of two years. This partnership is more than just financial. It is the forming of a relationship, and is a coming along side of the Rising Partner as mentor, helper, and friend. In doing so, they are living out Christ's command to "love their neighbor as themselves."

A Rising Partner receives financial help from a Sacrificial Partner, as well as gains a mentor and friend in this road to financial freedom. In a typical situation, the goal is to free the Rising Partner from burdensome consumer debt in two years. Immediately, the Rising Partner will be able to give to those in need by giving 3.3% of total family income to a reputable not-for-profit organization working directly with the poor either locally or abroad. Jubilee House is one of the recommended local organization. Any donations from rising partners given to Jubilee House will, in turn, be donated to reputable not-for-profit organizations working directly with the poor both locally and abroad. Once freed from consumer debt, the Rising Partner aims to become a Sacrificial Partner to someone else, while continuing to give to poverty relief organizations.

Both Sacrificial Partners and Rising Partners will hopefully gain a new perspective on life. We are to live in relationship with one another, helping one another and giving freely of our resources to God. The Sacrificial Partner learns to give freely, trust God with their finances as they give, and also learns about radical hospitality as they share of themselves with others. The Rising Partner is being freed from the burden of debt, learning new skills, and realizing the freedom that comes with handing over their finances to God. They also get to experience generosity by immediately being able to help others too, both locally and abroad. The aim for everyone is to establish and maintain proper relationship with God, with others, and with their God-given resources.

"At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality, as it is written: 'He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.'" 2 Corinthians 8:14-15