Money And The Church – What Sojourn Is Doing Now

by Bobby Gilles

in Church Communications

This past Sunday we began a ten-week sermon series called Money Talks at Sojourn, which will explore all that the Bible has to say about money. Hear the first sermon here in our iTunes podcast, where we’ll also publish the future sermons in this series.

The Bible talks about money? Yeah. A lot. In fact, Jesus talked about money more than he talked about heaven, hell, and sex.

We also know that many of our people need practical help with things like living on a budget, getting out of debt, saving and retirement planning, tax planning, and buying a first house. For that matter, many of our neighbors in the houses and apartments around our campus in New Albany, Indiana want help as well.

And so we’re hosting the Sojourn Personal Finance seminar on Saturday, January 31 (if you’re local, you can register here). I just sent this press release to The News & Tribune and other local media (church communicators, see my article about how to send a press release here):

Breakfast & Childcare Included

Sojourn Community Church of New Albany will host a Personal Finance Seminar at 2023 Ekin Avenue (the former Silver Street Elementary School building) from 8:30-noon, Saturday, January 31.

Tracks include, “Creating And Living On A Budget,” “Investing & Retirement Planning,” “Buying Your First Home,” “Tax Planning,” and “Estate Planning.”

“New Albany civic and business leaders continue to encourage more home ownership in the heart of the city. We want to do our part to help people live within their means, get out of debt, and become home owners so we can build a better New Albany together,” said Sojourn Pastor Jonah Sage.

New Albany mayor Jeff Gahan recently told Southern Indiana Business Source, “We need to take the next steps to get additional residency.” Steffanie Griffith, 2014 President of Develop New Albany, added, “They (millennials) want a place where they can live, work, and play.”[i]

The Sojourn Church Personal Finance Seminar aims to help residents contribute toward a stronger New Albany, and steward their personal resources wisely. Childcare is provided for infants through age 5, and Sojourn will provide breakfast.

Visit to register for $5 and sign up for the tracks that interest you. For general information on Sojourn Community Church, visit


[i] Daniel Suddeath, “The Business Of Residency,” Southern Indiana Business Source, (Jan 2015): p. 16-19

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