The church I'm a member of has a very old building that is quickly deteriorating. It is also small and landlocked, and really must be replaced. The general consensus is that we should buy land, and build a new church building. With the new building we can also add a gym and other tools to help reach people. The only debate is whether we should continue to repair the church's nagging issues until we can save enough money to pay cash, or whether we should move forward more aggressively, secure financing, and build sooner rather than later. I'm of the opinion that it is better to borrow what we need to complete the project and start reaching more lost souls that will never be willing to come to church simply to hear the word of God. I believe that we are supposed to reach out to people where they are, not expect that they are going to always come looking for us. And an updated building with recreational facilities would definetly help in that endeavor. But to do that the church would obviously be in a position of debt, which many, including the pastor, doesn't think is right. Am I off base?