Do you know for sure Christian debt consolidation is legitimate and not just a scam? The truth is there are some of the so called “Christian Debt Consolidation” companies that are rip offs. However, there are many very legitimate, non-profit, faith based organizations to help Christians.
There are some specific things you should check for to determine if it is a legitimate Christian service or not. The information you gather here will help you make the right decision.
One of the first steps you should take in choosing a true Christian organization to help you is to check with your local Pastor. There is a good chance he or she will be able to refer you with no problem. However, if your local Pastor can’t help you, one of the larger Churches in your area will be able to assist you.
Many of today’s Christian congregations have a specific ministry set up for the purpose of debt counseling. Not only will they council you about debt consolidation, but they will provide you with a full spectrum of biblical based financial counseling.
These counseling sessions will cover:
1. Money Management
3. Debt Elimination
4. Debt Relief
5. Christian Debt Consolidation
6. Debt Reorganization
7. Possible Bankruptcy
Each of these programs will be presented and taught to you so as you won’t have to comprise your Christian doctrine.
When you first began talking with any organization you always verify they are a legitimate non-profit service. If you are talking with them on the phone or in person you should ask them for proof of their non-profit status. You will find the legitimate ones will have no problem with providing documentation.
However, if they are on the questionable side of being a legitimate Christian service they will do what they can to avoid producing the appropriate documents.
A very good indication of a true Christian counseling service, there will be no high pressure tactics to get you to sign up for the service. If you should detect or sense the councilor you are talking to is using “closing techniques”, it would be best to terminate the conversation.
High pressure closing tactics are put into play for one reason and one reason only. It is to get you to sign on the dotted line right that instant. In other words they have their own interest at heart and not yours.
A legitimate Christian debt councilor will not use “sales closing” strategies. Their goal will be to get a commitment from you to commit to changing your financial life. These folks know for a fact, unless you are fully prepared to make a lifestyle change, in your spending, money management and budgeting, nothing will change.
The other not so “true Christian debt service” will not care if you make any changes or not. Primarily they want you to come crawling back to them again in a few years to put more money on their bottom line. In fact they know if they play their cards right you will be a lifetime customer.
As you have learned there are legitimate and not so legitimate Christian debt consolidation organizations. It is important for you to be able to make the right choice, so you will indeed have a solution for your debt problems.